Before Turkey Day, gather around the Farm City BBQ grillAt the Farm City BBQ, tradition runs deep. And one of the most savory traditions is the perfect steak. The grills run hot and fast at the annual day-before-Thanksgiving feast that serves more than 1,000 people. This years will be the 10th for Bart Zino, president of PBS Construction, to serve as a volunteer grill master, and he expects to serve his 10,000th steak. We met up with Zino to unlock his secrets to grilling the perfect steak. Selecting the proper cut and grade of meat to grill can mean the difference between something truly delicious and something more suitable for the family dog. Mr. Zino says he prefers to use U.S. Choice sirloin at the Farm City BBQ because it seers nicely to keep the juices in. When seasoning the steak, he recommends keeping it simple to enhance the taste of the meat. Farm City BBQ steaks are seasoned with a simple salt and pepper mixture. Kosher salt is preferred because the large crystals spread more evenly and stick to the meat better, he SEE BBQ, A11 BY CYNDEE WOOLLEYSpecial to Florida Weekly NAPLESFLORIDA ON BETS all are Would we win or lose by becoming a casino-resort destination? BY ROGER WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com HY GO TO VEGAS, WHERE IT PLAYS OUT LIKE this: What happens there stays there, but whats spent there stays there, too? Contemporary Florida, said to be the fourth largest gambling state, now stands on the neon brink of an upgrade in gaming status, Nevada style. The money should stay here and will, if politicians agree come January, say lobbyists for a proposed crop of glittering new casino destination resorts. They would include fancy hotels, restaurants, convention centers and the like, along with the promoters promise of thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in annual tax revenue.SEE BETS, A8 W Florida cities looking to get a piece of the gambling pie.A8 >>inside:FLORIDA WEEKLY ILLUSTRATION ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 CLUB NOTES A20-21 HEALTHY LIVING A32 PETS A38 NETWORKING B7-9 REAL ESTATE B11 ARTISTS AMONG US C3 EVENTS C6-7 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C26-29 CUISINE C30-31 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. IV, No. 7 FREE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17-23, 2011 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. Cyber securitySmall businesses need protection. B1 They did!Winning couple ties the knot in the Garden. A16 Hats in the GardenA perfectly beautiful afternoon, and more to-dos around town. C26-29 Going greenPlaywright/lyricist says Shrek had its challenges. C1
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Therefore, every mistake we make will someday be excavated like an old bone then scoffed at like a whore in church, in front of the world, whether we like it or not. Thats right, youre a candidate. Im a candidate. Were all candidates. And wed all better get used to it. The sooner our children are made aware of that fact, the more successful they will be in their own candidacies. Call it Realism 101, a class that should be taught in every academic program from K through 20. The lesson is simple: Make a mistake and its going to come back to bite you like a pit bull in a bear cage. So let me declare right now that I will announce my run for office before long most likely in these pages, where I enjoy the overwhelming support of liberals, conservatives, dogs, cats, men, women and other fools, as well as Yankees, Southerners, Westerners, Easterners and Mexicans, not to mention children I havent yet kicked. In other words, any who havent read my column consistently and dont know me very well. Many Mexicans, for example, havent read this column because they cant read English. I have a lot of sympathy for their position, but I can assure you it will change after I send the U.S. Army down there for the first time since 1846 and take over again, making them all citizens of our 51st state, while simultaneously solving their problems with each other and our problems with them. The same is true of many Yankees and Southerners, along with Easterners and Westerners they havent read the column because they cant read English either. Or simply wont. Apparently, they cant or wont read anything but bumper stickers, beer labels and the names of professional sports teams if theyre spelled in very big letters or imprinted on shoes and sweatshirts. My kind of folks. Many of my admirers, however, can listen very well, especially when somebody takes a misstep or in the case of some presidential candidates Im about to name, a mis-running-broad-jump. So Im heading that problem off right now by admitting to several of my own more minor missteps up front, before I even commit them. First, I fully intend to squeeze a woman under the table someday, just like presidential candidate Herman Cain. It sounds fun, and I for one will not be intimidated or dissuaded by self-righteous behavior police who insist on denying 4 million years of biological imperative, every epoch of it supercharging my feverish, testosterone-injected bloodstream and insisting with the authority of the ages hell, with the authority of creation itself that I squeeze her. True, her name will be Amy and shes my wife, but Im still going ahead with it, just so you know. And while Im on the subject of women, I plan to continue lusting in my heart for them just as I always have and just as President Jimmy Carter did back when you didnt have to run for president someday unless you wanted to, and nobody cared anyway. Second, I plan to purposely forget the names of every single major department or branch of government or service, agency or special committee whenever any reporter asks me about them. Rick Perry did it, and hes a Texan who already made it to governor in his own personal journey toward the White House, so I want to do it, too. I also want to own a baseball team like George W. Bush once did. By the way, did you spot the former Texas governor and two-term U.S. president smirking with some pals (I assume his frat brothers, the only people who could put up with him) from the front row of a RangersCardinals World Series game in Arlington recently? Yup, thar he rode, tall in the saddle as the camera panned across them good ol boys, grinnin like a kid with chaw in his cheek. Still hasnt read a book, probably cant read this column either, which means he might be a supporter of mine, too. Lord, I hope not. But back to Gov. Perry. On the national stage in front of every camera God ever invented he trumpeted, Its three agencies of government when I get there that are gone: Commerce, Education, and the uh... whats the third one, there? Lets see. The third agency of government. I would do away with Education, with Commerce and lets see ... I cant. The third one I cant. Oops. Oops, indeed. This man is an incredible success. So in order to succeed myself, I plan to do the same dang Texas-style thing. Not only has it worked for Gov. Perry, but it also worked for the last Texan we had in the White House, the aforementioned Pres-, ah, President Joeno, President... Whatwas-his-name? Well, lets call him Shrub, as many have before. President Shrub. He did that kind of thing, too, you may recall. Asked one time what his favorite book was by a tiny little elementary school student, President Shrub stutter ed a bit, missed a couple of titles by a mile or two, then gave up trying to name one. What is it about Texas, anyway the water? Or maybe its the shine. Anyway, I plan to enter my first debate as a presidential candidate with a startling announcement: Ladies and gentleman, Im going to get rid of the Peace Corps, the, ah, Press Corps, and the, whats that other one, um, the CORP, or is it THE Corps Oh yeah, the Corps de Ballet. Gone when I get there, you can count on it. Because I am one hot-shot candidate for president of these glorious 51 or is it 50, still? United States. And so are you. COMMENTARY Running for president hh ihfhl d o W to m m rogerWILLIAMS email@example.com
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state The acid test of the American Dream is whether people can rise beyond the circumstances of their birth. With Occupy Wall Street doing for income inequality what the tea party did for debt, the state of the American Dream is more and more central to the political debate. Are we divided between the top 1 percent and a vast wasteland of the dispossessed, as many of the Occupy Wall Street protesters have it? Or are we still the land of opportunity, as top House Republican Paul Ryan insisted in a recent speech at the Heritage Foundation? The answer is that we are still a mobile society, although not as much of one as we might wish. If the nihilistic despair of the Occupy Wall Street crowd is detached from reality, neither is selfcongratulation in order. If Paul Ryan is right to say class is not a fixed designation in this country, it is much too fixed at the bottom of the income scale. The American Dream is alive, but ragged around the edges. Are we better off than our parents? Yes. According to Scott Winship of the Brookings Institution, data from the Pew Economic Mobility Project show that two-thirds of 40-year-old Americans are in households with greater incomes than their parents when they were 40. Then theres the question of how Americans are faring relative to everyone else. If they are born in the bottom fifth of the income distribution, do they get out? Winship notes that if it were a matter of random chance, 20 percent of people would remain in the bottom fifth. Instead, about 40 percent stay in the bottom. That means 60 percent make it out (the good news), but most dont make it far (the bad news). Only a third make it into the top three-fifths. Picking the right parents, as Winship puts it, has an enormous impact. A child born to parents in the bottom fifth has about a 17 percent chance of making it to the top twofifths, while a child born to parents already in the top two-fifths has a 60 percent chance of staying there. We are particularly bad at getting people, and especially males, out of the bottom. One study Winship cites showed that in the United States, 42 percent of sons of fathers in the bottom fifth stayed there as adults. This stagnation is less a statement about the structure of Americas economy than about its culture. As Ronald Haskins, also of the Brookings Institution, wrote in an essay for the publication National Affairs, economic mobility is constrained above all by personal choices and behaviors. He argues that societys leaders should herald the success sequence: finish schooling, get a job, get married, have babies. If Americans finished high school, worked full time at a job that matched their skills and married at the rate they did in the 1970s, the poverty rate would be cut 70 percent. These old-fashioned bourgeois virtues, and particularly marriage, rarely figure in the public debate. Everyone is more comfortable talking about taxes or the banks, as the America Dream frays. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. OPINIONAmerica the mobile? ca gr pa of re ar richLOWRY Special to Florida Weekly Keystone XL: Ring around the rose garden More than 10,000 people gathered in Washington, D.C., last Sunday with a simple goal: Encircle the White House. They succeeded, just weeks after 1,253 people were arrested in a series of protests at the same spot. These thousands, as well as those arrested, were unified in their opposition to the planned Keystone XL pipeline, intended to run from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, to the Gulf Coast of Texas. A broad, international coalition against the pipeline has formed since President Barack Obama took office, and now the deadline for its approval or rejection is at hand. Bill McKibben, founder of the global movement against climate change 350. org, told me: This has become not only the biggest environmental flash point in many, many years, but maybe the issue in recent times in the Obama administration when hes been most directly confronted by people in the street. In this case, people willing, hopeful, almost dying for him to be the Barack Obama of 2008.The president, until recently, simply hid behind the legal argument that, as the pipeline was coming from Canada, the proper forum for the decision fell with the U.S. Department of State and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. That was until a key Clinton insider was exposed as a lobbyist for the company trying to build Keystone XL, TransCanada. The environmental group Friends of the Earth has exposed a series of connections between the Clinton political machine and Keystone XL. Paul Elliott is TransCanadas top lobbyist in Washington on the pipeline. He was a highlevel campaign staffer on Hillary Clintons bid for the White House in 2008, and worked as well on Bill Clintons campaign in 1996 and Hillary Clintons Senate campaign in 2000. Friends of the Earth received e-mails following a Freedom of Information Act request, documenting exchanges in 2010 between Elliott and Marja Verloop, who FOE describes as a member of the senior diplomatic staff at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa. Verloop in one email cheers Elliott for obtaining the buy-in on Keystone XL from conservative Democratic Sen. Max Baucus, writing: Go Paul! Baucus support holds clout. Another person arrested at the White House during the August-September protests was Canadian author Naomi Klein. Of the cozy e-mail exchange, she said, The response of the State Department was, Well, we meet with environmentalists, too. But just imagine them writing an email to Bill McKibben: when he says, We got more than 1,200 people arrested, and they would write back, Go Bill!? The day that happens, Ill stop worrying. Klein went on to explain the environmental impact of the project: Tar sands oil emits three times as much greenhouse gases as a regular barrel of Canadian crude, because, of course, it is in solid form. So, you have to use all of this energy to get it out and to liquefy it.Adding to the controversy, The New York Times revealed that the State Department chose as an outside group to run the environmental impact study of Keystone XL, a company called Cardno Entrix. It turns out Cardno Entrix listed as one of its major clients none other than TransCanada. The environmental impacts are potentially extreme, with, first, the potential for a catastrophic leak of the toxic tar sands extract, and, secondly but no less significant, the potential long-term impacts on the global climate. The Obama campaign also drew fire for hiring Broderick Johnson, a lobbyist who formerly represented TransCanada.Nebraskas Republican governor, Dave Heineman, called a special session of the state legislature, beginning Nov. 1, to discuss the pipeline. After a week of deliberation, several bills are being reviewed, including LB1, the Major Oil Pipeline Siting Act, which would require stringent review of any pipeline passing through Nebraska, seriously slowing the Keystone XL approval process. The movement in Nebraska is broad-based, from environmentalists to ranchers to Native Americans.The State Department inspector general is investigating whether all federal laws and regulations were followed in the permitting process, and President Obama now says he will make the final decision. He has powerful corporations pushing for the pipeline, but a ring of people he needs for re-election outside his window. As Bill McKibben said of the human chain at the White House: Every banner that people carried yesterday had quotes from that wonderful rhetoric of that election: Time to end the tyranny of oil, In my administration, the rise of the oceans will begin to slow. Were looking for some kind of glimmer, some kind of echo, of that Barack Obama to re-emerge. Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 900 stations in North America. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17-23, 2011 I know we need health care reform, but I dont believe a centralized government program is the solution. How can we provide health care to the disadvantaged and for those who cant qualify or pay for health insurance? After Nancy Lascheid joined me as a guest on my show, I realized that the Neighborhood Health Clinic is a perfect example, perhaps a national template, of how free markets and the private sector can meet uninsured health care needs. Although the clinic meets the needs of low-income, working adults, I think a similar model could work for all uninsured or disadvantaged people. Nancy and her husband, Dr. Bill Lascheid, are the founders of the Neighborhood Health Clinic, and what they have developed with the support of our community will live for generations. Bill is a retired dermatologist who served with the first Marine Division in Korea as a battalion surgeon and in a MASH unit in the early 1950s. Nancy holds degrees from Allegheny College, Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh. Her professional career focused primarily of emergency medicine and nursing education. When they moved to Naples in 1982, Nancy joined Bill in his private practice. Bill also served as chief of medicine at NCH for two years and worked the emergency department there. Just two months after retirement from their full-time Naples Dermatology practice in 1998, the Lascheids came up with the brilliant idea of a medical clinic for the working poor. They developed their concepts and a business model and sought support from friends and the community. With shared enthusiasm from financial supporters, volunteers and medical practitioners on the Paradise Coast, the clinic opened for business on April 12, 1999. Its first location was donated by NCH Healthcare System in the now-demolished Grand Central Station commercial complex. A donor contributed funds to construct the clinics state-of-theart facility at 121 Goodlette-Frank Road. Continuing generosity and support of donors and the community have allowed the clinic to flourish debt-free during these difficult economic times. In the early days, word about the clinics services was spread among potential patients via handbills posted in churches, laundromats, libraries and the like. Before long, word of mouth took over.Incorporated as a nonprofit organization, the Neighborhood Health Clinic is governed by a volunteer board of directors. There is no duplication of existing local health care services. Eight full-time employees support the volunteer efforts of 250 physicians, 100 nurses and more than 1,000 non-medical personnel. The annual budget for the year ending Sept. 30, 2011, was just over $1 million. The clinic is funded solely by individual donations, The United Way and foundation grants. No government grants are accepted, and from every dollar of funding, 91 cents goes to patient services. The Neighborhood Health Clinic is open Monday and Thursday evenings and alternate Saturday mornings. In a typical week, more than 200 working but uninsured Collier County adults receive care there. The Lascheids have received numerous awards for their contributions to the community, including the Point of Light Award for the state of Florida, the National Jefferson Award for Public Service and the Partners in Medicine Award from the Florida Medical Association. This year they received the Healthcare Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award from the Naples Daily News. I realize that the Neighborhood Health Clinic creates no union jobs and doesnt rely on the government, so its an aberration in the progressive scheme of things but it keeps costs down and it works. True angels among us, Bill and Nancy Lascheid have made a significant difference on the Paradise Coast. Bob Harden is the producer and host of The Bob Harden Show, which is broadcast from 7-8 a.m. Monday-Friday on www.bobharden.com. Programs are archived on the website. PROFILES IN PARADISECouples efforts will impact the Collier community for generations B a e t p w bobHARDEN e-mail: email@example.com Talking points with Dr. Bill and Nancy LascheidSomething on your mind: Just like everyone else, the economy. Besides how we personally are affected, its what we see in the faces of our clinic patients so much stress and despair. What makes you laugh? Bill: My wife. Nancy: Movies with Ben Stiller. Also our granddaughter, Maggie. Shes a riot. What are you reading? Bill: How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer. Nancy: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain Something youll never understand: Indifference. First high school job? Bill: A soda jerk. Nancy: Stock clerk in the shoe department at Kaufmanns in Pittsburgh. How do you relieve stress? Bill: Take a nap. Nancy: I make soup. The smaller I chopped the vegetables, the more you can determine my stress level. If Ive minced the vegetables, then dont talk to me and stay out of my way. What the Paradise Coast needs most: Jobs.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17-23, 2011 A fledgling bill moving through the states legislative digestive tract beginning this week would allow American and foreign-owned companies to open three casino resorts in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Each would likely invest at least $2 billion to have their new businesses up and running by 2015, each would compete directly with pari-mutuel venues and Indian casinos, and each would pay only 10 percent of revenue in tax. The bill could be considered by state legislators as early as Jan. 10, when the new legislative session gets under way. Under its proposed rules, three state agencies that now regulate dogand horse-track betting, poker rooms, slot machines, or jai-alai frontons, for example, along with other gambling, would be replaced by a single state commission of seven, named by the governor and approved by the senate. Current Florida law allows the full range of gaming, including Vegas-style slots with such games as blackjack and baccarat only in casinos owned and operated by the Seminole or Miccosukee tribes, but that would change with passage of the new bill. Pari-mutuel gaming venues in Florida that are now paying a 35-percent tax on their revenue, and Indian-controlled gaming that provides annual sums of roughly $250 million in return for the states guarantee of a monopoly on such business, would be threatened, analysts say.Change in the windBut legislators should not be afraid of change, especially when its in their interests, says Brenda Kinnaman, a longtime consultant to the gaming industry and to local and state governments trying to manage it. In a time when public money is tight to non-existent, gaming might be the asphalt on a highway out of the red and into the black, she suggests. It is time for Florida to permit casinodestination gambling, but it must be done the right way, Ms. Kinnaman says. My hope is that Florida will take a model approach. Its likely to take more than one legislative session to get a bill passed. This is the way the process works, which is good. There is still much for the state, local communities and industry to consider. Some consider the proposed bill and the idea of destination gaming as a way to improve economies merely a charade. Best as I can tell, no casino owners, whether natural born or made of paper, have ever gotten the wealth to be casino owners by gambling their wealth at the roulette wheel, card table, or in craps, says Wayne Daltry, a retired planner on the Southwest coast who has studied the gambling issue closely. They have gotten their wealth by gambling other peoples money in likened ventures. Consequently, its difficult to see how the community will economically benefit. One of the considerations cautious proponents of resort gambling insist upon is competition: which of the many potential competitors eager to develop such business would be best for a given county, a region or for the state? That question alone is good reason not to rush a deal, says Ms. Kinnaman. Many agree.The Fort Myers gambitIn a sideshow to the main Sunshine State event, former NBA basketball coach Pat Riley and his partners are proposing a lavish gaming resort near the center of Lee County at The Forum, a shopping center flanking I-75 and Colonial Boulevard. That would bring significant money and jobs to the region, they claim. But such a deal would also set a precedent for how other gaming entrepreneurs might proceed in other counties. Its success would require two things besides passage of the proposed new state bill: a separate bill passed by the legislature, and the agreement of Lee County voters. In fact, any additional casino in any of Floridas 67 counties would require both state and local-voter approval, according to the rules of the road established in the language of the new bill. Rep. Matt Caldwell of Lehigh Acres, a Republican whose district 73 includes the Pat Riley business plan, remains ambivalent about both the proposed state bill and the Riley plan, he says and that ambivalence, or outright opposition may characterize the thinking of many state legislators. If full casino gaming comes to Miami-Dade and Broward, I want us on the list (of other locations allowed by state mandate to welcome casino resort gambling), Rep. Caldwell says. If were going to live with the ills of this, I want some of the gravy. His uncertainty stems in part from a report released late last week by state economists in a Revenue Estimating Conference which does what it says. In the estimates of these economists, by the time the three casino resorts are doing a full business, they would bring in only $4 million to $102 million a year in new tax revenue, while siphoning off 17 percent of business from the Seminoles Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, and 3 percent of business from the current slot machine venues, known as racinos, in Miami-Dade and Broward. That news was reported in a Tampabay.com blog. The Tampa-St. Pete area includes another Indian casino that could be affected by a change in Florida gambling laws, the Seminole Hard Rock and Hotel Casino. If I were the Seminoles and that bill passes, Rep. Caldwell adds, I dont think Id have any incentive to pay $250 million a year the agreement the tribe made with state government for exclusivity (the figure varies, based on annual income). So I wouldnt, he concludes. Id just stop paying. And that would mean that by the time these casinos got up and running and I think its going to take at least four years so by 2016 the state would have lost $1 billion in revenue, and wed be starting that deep in the hole.The outright criticsThe critics are many, both of expanded gaming in general and of the state bill, which has been proposed by two east coast Republican legislators whose districts could benefit the most from the new legislation (Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff of Fort Lauderdale, and Miamis Rep. Erik Fresen). At stake: a dice-rolling, wheelspinning, slot-splashing, jingle-of-coin and clatter-of-chip world operating in the neon and off the reservation, so to speak away from the gaming venues traditionally controlled by the tribes on Indian lands in south and central Florida. Also at stake: the revenue and even the survival of other gambling venues, in particular the states 27 pari-mutuel gaming operations, five of which offer slot machines and 23 with card rooms featuring poker. Right now the bill is drawn up to favor three casino licenses and two major companies that have already expressed interest at the expense of any other entity that has gaming, explains Rep. Gary Aubuchon, a Republican whose District 74 includes Lee and part of Charlotte County on the west coast. Rep. Aubuchon, who is now in the race to fill U.S. Rep. Connie Macks seat in Washington as Mack runs for the United States senate, chairs the influential Rules and Calendar Committee in the House. That committee decides what bill will see the light of day for consideration on the House floor and thus, who might benefit or not. So far, The Sands and the Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas, and a Malaysian resort developer called Genting, which has already purchased costly waterfront property in Miami, stand to benefit the most, according to reports in The Palm Beach Post and the Miami Herald. The Seminole Indians and all parimutuel horse and dog tracks are opposed to this, says Rep. Aubuchon. Anti gambling constituencies are opposed. Those who run these Internet cafes across the state theyre opposed. Its not just a bill that brings out pro-gaming against anti-gaming lobbies; it brings out all sorts, and all fighting for different reasons. So it will be an interesting bill to watch move through the process. And while he watches it move through other committees until it reaches his own, he will likely remain opposed, as least as the bill is currently presented, he says. I personally do not favor the expansion of gambling. It goes back in my experience to what Las Vegas tried to do. Thats the gaming capital of the BETSFrom page 1 Pensacola Greyhound Track Ebro Greyhound Park Jacksonville Kennel Club Orange Park Kennel Club St. Johns @ Bayard Raceway Jefferson County Kennel Club Ocala Poker & Jai Alai Daytona K C / West Volusia Sanford Orlando / Penn Sanford Florida Jai Alai Melbourne Greyhound Park Sarasota Kennel Club Fort Pierce Jai Alai Naples Fort Myers Greyhound Palm Beach K C / Greyhound The Isle at Pompano Park Mardi Gras Gaming / Racetrack Dania / Summersport Jai Alai Gulfstream Park Calder / Tropical Park Flagler Dog Track and Magic City Miami / Summer Jai Alai PMW Northern Region Office PMW Southern Region Office 6 Jai-Alai Frontons 3 Thoroughbred Tracks 1 Harness Track 1 Limited Intertrack Wagering Permit (550.6308 F.S.) 3 Division Regional Offices 2011 August 04 Hamilton Jai Alai C C C 5 Slot Machine Gaming Facilities C23 Cardrooms C C C C C C C C C C C C Ocala Breeders Sales Tampa Bay Downs Derby Lane Tampa Greyhound Track PMW Central Region Office 16 Greyhound Tracks C C C Key S S S S C C C S C 1 Quarter Horse Track Hialeah Park S C *Facilities where two permitholders operate COURTESY GRAPHICFloridas 27 pari-mutuels, which include horse and greyhound tracks, stand to lose money if more casinos are allowed to open.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17-23, 2011 NEWS A9 U.S., if not the world. Back in the s, they tried to bill themselves as a family friendly activity, but gambling is not a family activity. Its an adult activity. So they had to re-brand themselves as, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. And they were successful. Theyre admitting theyre not a family destination. But Florida, conversely, is a family place, and known for it worldwide. People come from everywhere, whether to central Florida with our world-renowned theme parks, or to the beautiful coastal regions like Lee or Charlotte or Collier counties. And thats the problem, he says. If we open our arms primarily in the name of economic development, in the name of gaming, we could actually kill the golden goose. The golden goose is a worldwide, family friendly destination its tourism. Another of those who opposes the idea of new gambling casinos is Rep. Pat Rooney, a Palm Beach Gardens Republican. Speaking not as an elected official but as president of the Palm Beach Kennel Club, Rep. Rooney says his business could be ruined by destination casinos just south of Palm Beach. Although the Kennel Club has 650 employees and offers a wide range of attractions, including hot poker tables, 185 exciting simulcast races, 133 thrilling live races, 2 fabulous restaurants (all in) ONLY 1 PLACE, according to the website, that wouldnt be enough. On any kind of gambling issue that comes up before the state legislature, Im recusing myself but I can comment as president of the track, says Rep. Rooney. We would not be in favor because it would hurt us, in Palm Beach County. If theres a tweaking or amending to include us, we would be for it. That tweaking call it jockeying is already in process, perhaps: Sen. Bogdanoff suggested last week that her bill is just a starting place, and adjustments in the proposed tax rates to pari-mutuel gaming venues with slot machines may be welcome. She and Rep. Fresen also said they would move to require the new casino-resorts to repay money lost if the Seminoles no longer pay taxes at the current level. Even then, life could get a lot harder for gaming interests now solidly in business, says Rep. Rooney. The brother of U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, a Tequesta Republican recently named co-chair with U.S. Reps. Connie Mack and Ander Crenshaw of Mitt Romneys Florida campaign for president, Rep. Rooney is also a member of the Rooney family that has owned the Pittsburgh Steelers football franchise for almost 80 years. Just as in football, he has enough competition in gaming as it is, he suggests. These (casino-resorts) would do the same thing that the Indians are doing to us now draw people away from us, he explains.The crime and lost-money debateOne problem critics frequently cite and proponents deny is the advent of crime, and the loss of income that would otherwise flow into neighboring tourist businesses. The critics point to gambling meccas in Nevada and New Jersey where they say state or local economies are broken and crime, gambling addictions and other troubles are rampant as reasons to avoid bringing in casino resorts. When Lee County Commissioner Frank Mann ran for lieutenant governor in the 1980s, he toured Atlantic City N.J., which was then expanding its casino resort gaming in hope of resurrecting a blighted and troubled city. That never happened, says Commissioner Mann. The casino strip might have gotten better, just like in Las Vegas, but in 15 years, the city went bankrupt. The environment outside of the casinos was a slum, and remains so to this day. But proponents say analysts who equate higher crime with well-managed, well-regulated gambling casinos are misjudging what happens. Comparisons to Las Vegas and Atlantic City are not valid, insists Ms. Kinnaman. Given Floridas prominence as a vacation destination, it makes sense to offer top-quality entertainment choices including a limited number of casinos just as tourists or conventioneers can experience at most vacation destinations around the world now. Of course there are potential problems with all growth, development or change, but the regulated gaming industry here is to be applauded for its high standards for self-policing and good corporate citizenship. But that logic does not assuage the anxiety of Commissioner Mann, or of such state legislators as Rep. Aubuchon. We have all the natural assets weather, fishing, and 100 golf courses every reason for this to be a tourist destination, Commissioner Mann explains. I chair the Tourist Development Council, and I told them two days ago that people on those islands (Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers Beach) better get ready for a giant sucking sound as money that used to go there to keep your hotels, motels and restaurants active will now be sucked into and spent in a casino or people will shorten their visit to the islands, where they might have stayed five days, say, to only three. Everybody loses at a casino. The only people who win are the casino owners. Which is why jumping too quickly, for state legislators or local voters, either one, is a mistake, in Rep. Aubuchons view. I have grave concerns that out of our desperation to improve our unemployment picture, we will grab at a shortterm fix. And by doing that we will create long-term problems. Current Florida law allows the full range of gaming, including Vegas-style slots with such games as blackjack and baccarat, only in casinos owned and operated by the Seminole or Miccosukee tribes, but that would change with passage of the new bill. Pari-mutuel gaming venues in Florida that are now paying a 35-percent tax on their revenue, and Indian-controlled gaming that provides an annual sum of roughly $250 million in return for the states guarantee of a monopoly on such business, would be threatened, analysts say. >> Rep. Matt Caldwell:Im ambivalent toward both the proponents and opponents of gambling both are vociferous. I dont think gambling is the solution to all our scal woes. You cant build your nancial house on the back of gambling. But the opponents are extremely convinced it creates new social ills. Maybe. But I think addictive, compulsive gamblers are already doing it they probably go to some illegal slot in the region somewhere. Those problems do increase to some extent when you have casinos, but I think they bring more to light than new social ills. So Im not animated one way or the other. At the county level, in Lee, I think voters have to decide for themselves. But in the report by the state economists that came out Friday, their analysis is that after three years we would lose money because the 10 percent tax rate (proposed on the new casinos) is too low to replace the Seminoles paying more than $250 million a year, per the contract that says theyre the exclusive providers. If we were promised that it would be a net revenue gain for the sate, I might be more inclined to get in the mud and work it out. But that may not be the case. Now, if were going to lose money, thats a non-starter were already $2 billion in the hole. So there would have to be some serious changes (in the bill) based on that report for me to support it.>> Consultant Brenda Kinnaman:Florida should be careful to not allow any segments of industry to dictate how destination casinos and all regulated gaming will be developed and regulated. It is particularly important to allow for all quali ed businesses to compete on a level playing eld. In the establishment of a gaming board and the associated infrastructure, it is important not to exclude any quali ed gaming testing laboratories. The testing laboratories test all equipment and play an essential role in assuring that all casinos are operating properly. Some jurisdictions have awarded monopoly or a sole vendor contract to a testing lab. This is poor public policy and a mistake to avoid, if Florida is to have model regulated gaming. Florida has an opportunity to take advantage of all that has been learned over the past 20 years, as many states have legalized casino gaming. The establishment of a gaming board will be essential. Even more important is the selection of the founding executive director. Such a development (as a proposed casino resort in Lee County) would bring lots of jobs, both during the construction phase and long-term at the casino and associated hotel, restaurants, retail, convention hall, and other attractions or venues. There is a big boost to the economy due to related shopping, hotel nights, home purchases, and so on of all types of goods and services. A major destination casino development is needed in Southwest Florida and will be a terri c addition for this popular tourist destination.>> Lee Commissioner Frank Mann:I have not been at all shy about saying that I do not support this, because it will negatively affect our way of life. The tourist industry might think this will be a great draw, but when people leave the casino they will leave with a lot less money than when they arrived. And they wont spend it at other places where they would have spent it. Its not just the quality of life or the glitz and glamour that bothers me, its the money laundering, the prostitution, all the things that come with gambling. It will have a negative impact on the wholesome reputation and quality of life we have now. Everybody loses at a casino. The only people who win are the casino owners.>> Retired planner Wayne Daltry:The studies are online, but few start with the premise, what is the local economy now, and will the proposal grow the economy or drain it? Vegas didnt have much, so for them it was an economic growth measure, and since Vegas/Nevada is in worse shape than Florida in the contracting economy, foreclosures and crime, I cant see why our Legislature is dashing to emulate them. The studies seem to state that the state government gets the tax revenue and the localities get the shaft. (A resort casino) is a Super Walmart approach: The biggest thing in town gets the money and ships it to a very few out-of-town owners. What gets left behind are the gambling addictions, the lost incomes of money spent within the community, and the lost wholesome (so to speak) tourist and retirement image. The number crunching (by progambling lobbyists) seems to have overlooked that opportunity cost of money on the local economy. Right now, a gambling addict is a tragedy, but with casinos, 10,000 gambling addicts will just be a statistic. Graft and corruption also centralizes. And Florida, which lowballs everything, will lowball law enforcement and casino oversight. Our economy is tourists, who add to the economy in many, many local businesses, and retirees, who do the same. Their incomes arent going up, and for retirees, the threats to social security and Medicare will adversely affect our economy. Adding a casino (or several) will help, how? How has the dog track, the lotto, etc. helped our economy? If the state legislature gets a new source of revenue, they will cut taxes for the wealthy to balance out the income. It is what they do. Gambling is tied to the premise that it is good to get from the many so the few prosper. But that isnt wisdom for the many, anyway, and the few sure have been buying an awful lot of laws lately. in the know
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17-23, 2011 Visit us at any one of these branch locations today!Naples: 3838 Tamiami Trail North 1905 Pine Ridge Road 428 9th Street South 2180 Immokalee Road 775 Airport Road North Marco Island: 605 Bald Eagle Drive $100 Receive The Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University is holding a meeting for those who want to learn about volunteer opportunities with the academy at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at the FGCU Naples Center, 1010 Fifth Ave. S. Volunteer committee members are needed to assist with curriculum planning. The Renaissance Academy is the universitys lifelong learning program for adults, senior and retirees. It is based on the premise that learning should never cease, that keeping the mind intellectually, creatively and culturally active fundamentally enriches and invigorates lives. Single lectures, short courses, day trips, computer classes, film series, life enrichment, and travel abroad are some of the programs offered at the Renaissance Academy. There are no exams or grades, just learning for the joy of learning with friends, neighbors and peers. For more information contact John Guerra at 434-4838 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Naples Municipal Airport Noise Compatibility Committee has elected Edith Scott Scottie Yeager as chair and William Cox vice chair for 2011-2012. The committee helps monitor the impact of aircraft noise and makes recommendations about noise-mitigation procedures to the board of commissioners of the City of Naples Airport Authority for consideration. A real estate broker, private pilot and ground instructor, Ms. Yeager is treasurer of the Aqualane Shores Association. Her professional career includes nearly two decades in aircraft marketing, leasing and sales. She also has been licensed as a real estate broker in Florida since 1986. She holds a bachelors degree from University of Hartford, has been a resident of Collier County for 29 years and of the city for two decades. Mr. Cox, a Naples resident for 19 years, retired as operations manager after a 38-year career with UPS. He has extensive experience in long-range operations planning, scheduling, auditing and labor and government relations. He holds a bachelors degree in accounting from Georgia State University in Atlanta. The nine members of the Noise Compatibility Committee are volunteers who serve as representatives of the Collier County Commission, Naples City Council, general aviation pilots and six geographic areas of the city. In addition to Ms. Yeager and Mr. Cox, the committee includes Mayor Bill Barnett, Bob Erbstein, Bill Goddard, Kenneth Lohmann, Byron Meade, Duane Repp and Bob Tweedie.Naples Municipal Airport, a certificated air carrier airport, is home to flight schools, air charter operators and corporate aviation and nonaviation businesses as well as fire/rescue services, mosquito control, car rental agencies and the Collier County Sheriff Office aviation unit. All funds used for the airports operation, maintenance and improvements are generated from activities at the airport or from federal and state grants; the airport receives no property tax dollars. During the 2010-2011 fiscal year, the airport accommodated more than 84,000 takeoffs and landings. The Florida Department of Transportation values the airports economic impact to the community at more than $273 million annually. To learn more or to subscribe for e-mail updates about the airport, visit www.FlyNaples.com. Yeager, Cox named to head airport noise committee Yeager Cox Find out how local libraries are engaging readers digitally with bestselling eBooks, audiobooks and more for computers and devices including iPads, iPhones, Android phones, the Barnes & Noble Nook and Amazons Kindle when the Digital Bookmobile national tour stops in Naples on Friday, Nov. 18. The specially outfitted semi-tractor trailer will be at Headquarters Library on Orange Blossom Drive all morning until noon. Visitors can try downloading from the library and will be able to tour several informative exhibits. They can experience eBook and audiobook downloads on interactive computer stations and browse the librarys live download website. Digital library specialists will be on hand to demonstrate how easy it is to borrow eBooks and audiobooks from the Collier County library system website for free.About the Digital BookmobileThe Digital Bookmobile, developed inside a 74-foot-long, 18-wheeler, is a hightech update of the traditional bookmobile that has served communities for decades. The interior of the truck was designed by the world-renowned attraction design firm Thinkwell Design & Production. The one-of-a-kind community outreach vehicle creates an engaging download experience with the host library's Virtual Branch download website and digital collection of eBooks, audiobooks and more. The Digital Bookmobile is operated by OverDrive, which powers download websites at more than 15,000 libraries worldwide. For more information, visit www. digitalbookmobile.com. FGCU lifelong learning academy seeks volunteers Check out the Digital Bookmobile when national tour stops in Naples
SeriesNewOpportunitiesatShell PointThe public is invited and many of these events are Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation 2011 Sh ell Point. All rights reserved. SLS-1953-11 (239) 466-1131 www.shellpoint.orgNov.16&29Discover Shell Point Tour & Presentation at 10am. Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and Lifecare available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the community. Light refreshments will be provided. Call (239) 466-1131 to reserve your place.Nov.17 Dick Hyman, Peter Appleyard, & Don Mopsick at 7:30 p.m. In the pantheon of jazz musicians, Pianist Dick Hyman, Vibraphonist Peter Appleyard, and Bassist Don Mopsick stand out as superstars. For these pros, swing has a vital, take-noprisoners energy that will invigorate your senses. Tickets are $35 each. Call(239) 454-2067. Nov.19 Assisted Living Open House and Health Fair from 10am to 3pm. Have you heard whats new in assisted living at Shell Point? Join us on Saturday, November 19, for an Assisted Living Open House and Health Fair. Personally-guided tours will offer a glimpse into the lifestyle of assisted living, and informational presentations will provide answers to any questions you may have about assisted living services. Call (239) 454-2077. Nov.22 at 2pm.Nov.23, 25,&26 at 10am and 2pm.Home for the Holidays When family is home for the holidays, there is no better time to plan for your future healthcare needs and discuss assisted living. Shell Point assisted living representatives will be on hand for two days prior and two days following Thanksgiving to tour you and your family around the assisted living buildings and to answer all of your questions. You are encouraged to stop by on the day and time that works best for you! Call 239-454-2077.Nov.29 Violinist Olga Caceanova, and PianistConstantine Finehouseat 7:00pm. Olga Caceanova, a member of Kremlin Chamber Orchestra, has toured most of the United States and Europe. She has performed extensively in Russia and abroad, including major venues in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Constantine Finehousehas performed extensively in the United States and abroad, including Trieste, London, St. Petersburg, and Odessa. Constantine has several recordings to his credit and is currently on faculty at The New England Conservatory. Tickets for this concert are $25 each and space is limited. Call(239) 454-2067. Visit www.shellpoint.org/LES for full listings of this months events! FREEShell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more! Nov. 16-302011 FREE! DICK HYMAN PETER APPLEYARD OLGA CACEANOVA CONSTANTINE FINEHOUSE FREE! DON MOPSICK FREE!WEEK OF NOV 17-23, 2011 A11 says. And salting the meat half an hour before it goes on the grill helps draw moisture to the surface, creating a better crust under the high heat of the grill. Novice grillers often make the mistake of not getting the temperature hot enough to seer the meat properly. For the perfect steak, Mr. Zino says, the grill needs to reach 600 degrees and stay there. With the simple flip of a vent, he adds, any grill master can adjust the temperature of a standard charcoal grill. It might take some getting used to, but it is worth learning how to maintain the proper temperature of your grill. When your steaks are cooking, dont be afraid to move them around to avoid flare-ups, he says but you should only flip them once. A 1-inch-thick steak will take 3-5 minutes per side to cook to perfection, he says, but a true grill master can tell how done a steak is by the feel. The softer the meat is, the rarer it is; the firmer the meat, the more well done it is. Locals craving the perfect steak before Turkey Day will be able to assuage their appetities beginning at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard. Tickets for $20 per person are available at www.FarmCityBBQ.com. In addition, Collier County farmers and packing houses have generously donated an assortment of farm-fresh vegetables such as bell peppers, eggplant and green beans. 4H students pack these vegetables into bags that are sold for $10 each. Proceeds from the Farm City BBQ benefit youth leadership programs through the Collier County 4H Foundation, Youth Leadership Collier and the Junior Deputy League of Collier County. BBQFrom page 1 Farm City BBQ basics>> Wear jeans and boots. You want to look like a regular. >> Buy your vegetable bag early. Its a great deal and they always sell out. >> Come early for the networking. >> Come hungry. You cant beat the fresh vegetables and steak hot off the grill. >> Bring a friend. You are supporting the communitys next generation of leaders. in the know COURTESY PHOTOBart Zino at the Farm City BBQ grill in 2010.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17-23, 2011 Buy tickets now at ThePhil.orgor call (800) 597-1900 or visit our Box Office at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.PHILHARMONICCENTERfor theARTSNovember 28, 8 p.m. Starting at $69November 28, 8 p.m. Starting at $69Buy tickets now at ThePhil.orgor call (800) 597-1900 or visit our Box Office at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.PHILHARMONICCENTERfor theARTSNovember 28, 8 p.m. Starting at $69December 5-6, 8 p.m. Starting at $55 A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLESI Saw Her Standing There Yesterday Here Comes the Sun Revolution I Am the Walrus Hey Jude and many others! I Saw Her Standing There Y e sterday Here Comes the Sun Revolution I Am the Walrus Hey Jude and many others!Yeah, Yeah, Yeah! Four Beatlemania cast-members are accompanied by the full Naples Philharmonic Orchestra to perform more than two dozen great Beatles songs!WITH THE NAPLES PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA WITH THE NAPLES PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE"You eat meat, so why not blood?" asked The Globe and Mail, which sampled several Toronto restaurants' sanguinary haute cuisines, including the Italian eatery Buca's spaghetti with blood-blackened noodles and torta di sanguinaccio (figs, almonds, buffalo-milk creme, on a base custard of dark chocolate and slowcooked pig's blood). Patrons "thought we were crazy," said chef Rob Gentile, but now "can't seem to get enough." The Black Hoof restaurant uses 10 liters of fresh blood a week for dishes like its own blood custard, seasoned with rosemary and pickled pears. Montreal's DNA kitchen sometimes highlights blood soup and blood pasta. (The Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark which some believe to be the best restaurant in the world marinates cauliflower in pig's blood.) I don t get it. I just dont get it. And y oure not going to get me to get it, warned Marine squadron commander Lt. Col. Jerry Turner (to a Wall Street Journal Afghanistan reporter writing in October), when learning that a few of his troops were sporting artistically shaped eyebrows sculpted by a barber in the town of Shinwar. Stylist Gulam Farooq cant practice on Muslims (forbidden) but said one or two Marines come by every day (in between calling in artillery barrages) for tapering. The Military Times news service, reporting from Afghanistan in August, disclosed a U.S. Marines command directive ordering troops to restrain their audible flatus because, apparently, Afghan soldiers and civilians complained of being offended. The reporter doubted the directive could be effective, in that passing gas by frontline troops is practically a sport. A vendor at a street market in Leipzig, Germany, was revealed in September to be shamelessly selling personally tailored coats and vests made with fur from house cats. A first report, in the sensationalist tabloid Bild, was doubted, but a follow-up by Germanys premier news source, Spiegel, confirmed the story. The vendor said he needed eight cats to make a vest (priced at the equivalent of $685) and 18 for a coat. However, such sales are illegal under German and European Union laws, and the vendor subsequently denied that he sold such things. An 11-year-old California boy and a 7-year-old Georgia girl have recently decided with parental support -to come out as the other gender. The boy, Tommy, wants more time to think about it, said his lesbian parents, and has begun taking hormone blockers to make his transition easier should he follow through with plans (first disclosed at age 3) to become Tammy. The McIntosh County, Ga., girl has been living as a boy for a year, said father Tommy Theollyn, a transgendered man who is actually the one who gave birth. Mr. Theollyn petitioned the school board in September (unsuccessfully) to allow the child to use the boys bathroom. Mr. Theollyn said the girl first noticed she was a boy at age 18 months. Italian men are notorious bamboccionis (big babies) who exploit doting mothers by remaining in their family homes well into adulthood, sometimes into their 30s or later, expecting meals and laundry service. Many mothers are tolerant, but in September an elderly couple in the town of Mestre announced (through a consumer association) that if their 41-yearold, gainfully employed son did not meet a deadline for leaving, the association would file a lawsuit to evict him. (A news update has not been found, perhaps indicating that the son moved out.) Freemon Seay, 38, was arrested in Thurston County, Wash., in October on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after disciplining his 16-year-old daughter for leaving home without his approval. Mr. Seay allegedly forced the girl to suit up in armor and helmet, with a wooden sword, and to fight him (also in armor, with a wooden sword) for more than two hours until she could no longer stand up. Mr. Seays wife (the girls stepmother) was booked as an accessory and was said by deputies to have been supportive of her husbands Renaissance fair enthusiasm (which Freemon Seay called a lifestyle). In Oct ober, about 120 professional mimes beg an voluntarily patrolling the traffic-congested Sucre district of Caracas, Venezuela, at the request of Mayor Carlos Ocariz. The white-gloved mimes specialty was wagging their fingers at scofflaw motorists and pedestrians, and mimes interviewed by the Associated Press reported improvements. At least 300 professional clowns from Mexico and Central America, in Mexico City in October for a convention, demonstrated against the countrys drug-cartel violence by laughing, in unison, nonstop, for 15 minutes. (They were likely less successful than the mimes.) Bloody good food Two men a 23-year-old in Fayetteville, N.C. (June), and a 22-year-old in Seminole, Fla. (October) accidentally shot themselves in the head while trying to assure friends that their guns posed no danger. A firearms instructor shot himself in the thigh during his recertification class at the Smith & Wesson facility in Springfield, Mass. (September). A man on a first date at Ruths Chris Steak house in Charlotte, N.C., accidentally shot himself in the leg as he was escorting his date to their car (September). As usual, at least one man (a 27-yearold in Chandler, Ariz.) paid the price for inartfully using his waistband as a holster, causing a groin injury (August). And Milwaukee police secured a search warrant to photograph Otis Locketts penis (July), as evidence that he was illegally in possession of a gun (as a felon) by showing that he had accidentally shot off nearly all of his organ. Our military at war Kitty couture Family values Cutting-edge tactics Armed and clumsy
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17-23, 2011 A19 The Naples Concert Band holds open auditions for woodwind, brass and percussion players at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Gulf View Middle School. The bands 2011-12 season is underway and continues with a program of holiday favorites at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in the band shell at Cambier Park. Under the direction of Harris Lanzel, the program will feature 10-year-old soprano Zofia Majewski along with the Bay Singers vocal ensemble. The concert is sponsored by Harris Private Bank. Admission is free, but guests are encouraged to bring an unwrapped gift for donation to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive. Since its beginning in 1972, the Naples Concert Band has grown from 10 musicians to 90, and audiences have grown from a few hundred to more than 3,000 per concert during the peak of the season. The band is a nonprofit organization that relies entirely on the generosity of corporate sponsors, private donations and audience contributions. For more information, call 263-9521 or visit www.NaplesConcertBand.org. FROM PAGE A18 home of William Noll, 6888 Trail Blvd. The Laura Fernando Memorial Recital, featuring pianist Richard Bosworth, 4 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples, 6340 Napa Woods Way Broadway, Boogie and Blues!, 3 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at First United Methodist Church, 388 First Ave. S. The 2012 Scholarship Winners Recital, 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at First United Methodist Church For more information, call 273-6622 or visit www.naplesmusicclub.org. Strike up a tune with the Naples Concert BandCOURTESY PHOTOA crowd gathers in Cambier Park to hear the Naples Concert Band.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17-23, 2011 A21 and will receive all the materials needed to complete their artwork. Registration for sponsors and artists will be accepted through Jan. 21. Admission to Chalk Art 2012 is free to the public and will include live entertainment, music and fashion shows throughout the day. The public will determine the first-, secondand thirdplace Peoples Choice Awards by purchasing voting tickets as they stroll the event. This years winners will also receive cash prizes. For more information or to sign up as a business sponsor or a participating artist, visit www.pelicanbayrotary.com, e-mail email@example.com or call Jim Richardson at 272-3645. COURTESY PHOTOSSome of the entries in Chalk Art 2011
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BY CHUCK CURRYSpecial to Florida WeeklyWhile Nov. 17 marks the American Cancer Societys 36th annual Great Smoke-Out across the country, for the Neighborhood Health Clinic it represents an opportunity to give patients confidence in all areas of a persons life. If you can stop smoking, you can develop the strength to begin and maintain an all-encompassing healthy lifestyle. Quitting smoking is the most important thing that patients can do for their health, says Dr. Robert Morantz. A neurosurgeon who became a medical volunteer at the clinic upon his retirement, Dr. Morantz was on the organizations board in 2008 when it made sure the clinic looked forward in patients medical care and not just at immediate concerns. We were not really doing much in the area of preventing illness before then, he says. We absolutely had to have a smoking cessation program. The clinics Quit Smoking Now! program has since opened the door to a healthy lifestyle that is helping many clinic patients overrule their negative behavior, says Jane Johanas, program coordinator. It adds a whole new dimension to their personality. The clinic requires all of its patients who smoke to enroll in Quit Smoking omas Quigley, M.D.Board Certi ed Eye Physician & Surgeoncomplete medical exam with one of our board certi ed eye doctors includes prescription for eyeglasses, and tests for cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases. Offer applies to new patients 59 years and older. 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Overall Superstar winners were oncology RNs Luann Laux and Sherry Nigro, who cared for a 56-year-old mother who was suffering from terminal cancer and helped her family members who were hoping for the best. The devastating news that time was short was shared with the family two weeks before Christmas. With one daughter impelled to return north to work or lose her job, the family was emotionally torn confronting the prospect of missing a last Christmas with Mom. Ms. Laux and Ms. Nigro wouldnt hear of it. The two nurses collected gifts they had received at Secret Santa parties, bought additional presents at a local department store and presented the bounty to the family in an early Christmas celebration, complete with a mini-tree, in the patients room. Tears of joy overwhelmed the family. The next day, a sad but thankful daughter left Naples to return to work. And the following day, the mother lost her battle with cancer. Her family was thankful that Superstars Luann Laux and Sherry Nigro were with them. When RN Vickie Batcher cared for a high school senior on the psychiatry unit, she found the patient despondent that she would miss her graduation ceremony. So Ms. Batcher ordered a cake, created banners and held a graduation celebration on the unit that the young patient may never forget. Radiology technologist Scott Bauer sprang into action when he observed a woman walking in the hallway, suddenly gasping for breath and then collapsing. Mr. Bauer began resuscitation and called a Code Blue (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) to save the patient. A week after the patient was transferred to the ICU, three of her daughters came by radiology to thank Mr. Bauer for saving their mom. It was the second time he had been responsible for helping TO YOUR HEALTHCaring for a person with Parkinsons DiseaseDuring National Family Caregivers Month, the Parkinson Disease Foundation invites Parkinsons care partners to get involved through educational programs and support services. The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc. is helping spread the word about the foundations online or telephone seminar about Caring for a Person with Late Stage Parkinsons Disease at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22. The presenters Joan Gardner and Rose Wichmann of the Struthers Parkinsons Center in Minneapolis will discuss strategies for promoting the safety, dignity and quality of life for those with advanced Parkinsons and will give caregivers insights about what to expect as the disease progresses. Caregivers in Southwest Florida can join by computer or phone. Sign up now and receive tips for testing your computer to ensure the seminar plays properly on the day of the event. Those who want to join by phone will receive a toll-free number and pass code to use the day of the event. Online participants can submit questions for the faculty members during the second half of the seminar. For more information, call PASFi at 417-3465, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.PASFi.org. When is it time to stop driving?Catherine Kruishank, director of education for the Southwest Florida chapter of the Alzheimers Association, will discuss Driving and Dementia: How to Know When Its OK to Give Up the Keys at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Juniper Village, 1155 Encore Way. Although attendance is free, RSVPs are requested by Nov. 28. Call 598-1368. Ward off the flu with a $20 shotPhysicians Regional Medical Group is offering $20 flu shots through November (while supplies last) at three locations: Walk-ins are welcome at Desk 23 at Ph y sicians Regional-Pine Ridge, 6101 Pine Ridge Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointments are necessary for flu shots at Ph y sicians Regional-Bonita II, 24231 Walden Center Drive, Bonita Springs, and also at Physicians RegionalCollier Boulevard, 8340 Collier Boulevard. For Bonita, call 348-4404; for Collier Boulevard, call 348-4560. For more information, visit www.physiciansregionalmedicalgroup.com. HEALTHY LIVING EihtNCHSthldt n b d w b allenWEISS firstname.lastname@example.org STRAIGHT TALKSuperstars exhibit compassion, competence, concern and creativity Stopping smoking is often the start to overall health Help a quitterHere are some tips from the American Cancer Society for those who want to help a friend or loved one kick the habit: Do respect that the quitter is in charge. This is their lifestyle change and their challenge, not yours. Do ask the person whether he or she wants you to ask regularly how he or she is doing. Let the person know that its OK to talk to you whenever he or she needs to hear encouraging words. Do help the quitter get what she or he needs, such as hard candy to suck on, straws to chew on and fresh veggies cut up and kept in the refrigerator. Do spend time doing things with the quitter to keep his or her mind off smoking. Go to the movies, take a walk to get past a craving (what many call a nicotine fit) or take a bike ride together. Do try to see it from the smokers point of view. A smokers habit can feel like an old friend that has always been there when times were tough. Its hard to give that up. Do make your home smoke-free, meaning that no one can smoke in any part of the house. Remove lighters and ashtrays from your home. Do help the quitter with a few chores, some childcare, cooking or whatever will help lighten the stress of quitting. Do celebrate along the way. Quitting smoking is a BIG DEAL! Dont doubt the smokers ability to quit. Your faith in them reminds them they can do it. Dont judge, nag, preach, tease or scold, which can make the smoker feel worse about him or herself. You dont want your loved one to turn to a cig arette to soothe hurt feelings. Dont take the quitters grumpiness personally during his or her nicotine withdrawal. The symptoms usually pass in about two weeks. Dont offer advice. Just ask how you can help with the plan or program they are using.SEE QUIT, A36 SEE STRAIGHT TALK, A36 challenge not yours a sk the p erson whether he w ants you to ask regularly r she is doing. Let the perw t h at its OK to ta lk h enever h e or s h e hear encouraging el el p p th th e e qu qu it it te te r r ge ge t t or h e nee d s suc h c and y to suck on, o c h e w o n and gg ies cut up and h e refri g erator pe pe nd nd t t im im e e do do in in g g w ith the quitter h is or her mind in g Go to the t a k e a wa lk to a craving ( what a ll a nic otin e a k e a bike r ide ry to see it f rom m o k e r s v ie w. k er s coes,soecdcae,coo w hatever will help lighten th e o f quittin g Do ce l e b rate a l on g t he Quitting smoking is a BIG D E D o nt d o u b t th e sm a bility to quit. Your faith i n r emin d s t h em t h e y can do Dont j j u d ge g , na g, g, p p tease or scold which ca n th e s m o k e r f ee l w o r se a bo or herself. You dont wa n l ove d one to turn to a ci g to soothe hurt f eelings Dont take the q u g rum pi ness persona ll y du r or h er nicotine wit hd raw a sy mptoms usua lly pass i n tw o w e e k s Dont offer advice. 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Originally, the clinic provided meeting room space that was funded through a settlement with tobacco companies; now the class has become a joint program between the Neighborhood Health Clinic and the Everglades Area Health Education Center, with program materials including nicotine gum funded from the settlement and a volunteer teacher provided through the clinic. Asia Rial Elsbree began volunteer work at the clinic as a translator for Hispanic patients. With a masters degree in adult education, she enjoys teaching how to have a healthy lifestyle. The call for a volunteer to take over the Quit Smoking Now! program opened an opportunity for Ms. Elsbree. After training with the EAHEC, she began teaching classes this year. Smoking is not who they are. It is their addiction, she says. Just calling it a bad habit doesnt convey the problem. Such a term sugarcoats and weakens the overall message. Class participants learn basic strategies for quitting and also come to understand that cutting back on the number of cigarettes smoked is not enough.About the clinicThe Neighborhood Health Clinic delivers quality medical care to lowincome, working but uninsured Collier County adults, using a volunteer professional staff. Ninety-one cents of every dollar raised for the clinic goes to patient services. For more information, visit www.neighborhoodhealthclinic.org. QUITFrom page 32 The Neighborhood Health Clinic announces that Physicians Regional Healthcare System has returned as a Gold Sponsor for the ninth annual NHC Block Party set for Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Physicians Regional has sponsored the fundraiser since 2006 and also supports the clinic in various ways throughout the year. Several Physicians Regional associates, including Drs. Ronaldo Carneiro, Susan Cera, Craig Eichler, Jay Roberts, Zorayda Torres and Chief Nursing Officer Carol McConn, volunteer their time at the clinic. And CEO Todd Lupton offers hospital and physician services to provide care for NHC patients. The goal of the Block Party is to generate approximately 25 percent of the clinics annual operating budget. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, dinner and dancing to Cahlua and Cream. Tickets are $250 per person. Invitations will be mailed in early January. For information about sponsorships or becoming involved with block party plans or clinic operations as a volunteer, contact Nikki Strong, director of development and communications, at 2602080 or email@example.com. Block Party welcomes Physicians Regional as returning Gold Sponsor save someones life. Similarly, environmental service colleague Rebecca Clayton was cleaning in a semi-private room when a patient started choking. Ms. Clayton helped quickly and was then assisted by RN Amy Yates. Later, out of harms way, the patient commended Ms. Clayton for her critical help. Diana Decko, clinical technician in express admit at the North Naples hospital, came to the aid of a fellow employee suffering a severe headache and vomiting. Ms. Decko insisted the employee go to the ER, where she was diagnosed with a serious medical condition requiring transfer to a specialist. If the patient had not listened to Ms. Decko, she might have died. Respiratory therapist Mishanda Seawright served in Haiti for a week, providing needed care to all-but-forgotten earthquake victims.In the North Naples ICU, RN Sue Wittman spent 16 hours with a bereaved family, providing the kind of care of which NCH is so proud. There you have it: eight NCH Superstars whose compassion, competence and creativity, not to mention concern and common sense, have made real differences in the lives of patients and families alike. Congratulations, one and all. 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The sweetener has become extremely popular in recent years, and its increased use has led to many cases of poisoning in dogs. The product causes low blood sugar and liver failure in canines. If you carry sugar-free gum or candy in your purse or backpack, make sure you keep it out of reach of your pet. Chocolate. Though xylitols toxicity comes as a surprise to many people, pretty much everyone knows that chocolate can be a problem for dogs. And it is, but its not as dangerous as most people think. The thing to remember: The darker the chocolate and the smaller the dog, the more dangerous the combination. If your Labrador retriever eats a small bar of milk chocolate, shell likely get only a bellyache. But a tiny Maltese who eats a few ounces of dark chocolate could land in the emergency clinic. Raisins and grapes. No one really knows why grapes and their dried relations, raisins, are a problem for dogs, but they surely are. Dogs who eat a large amount of either may go into renal failure. It may be that some dogs are extremely sensitive and others are less sensitive, and its unknown if small amounts over time can be as dangerous as one large bunch of grapes or raisins. Due to the uncertainty, the ASPCAs Animal Poison Control Center advises against giving any amount of raisins or grapes to any dog at any time. Macadamia nuts. Another medical mystery, these nuts are best not shared with your pets especially if they are cloaked in dark chocolate. Though fatalities are rare, as few as 10 nuts can cause frightening symptoms in a small dog, such as muscle weakness, tremors and vomiting. Its just not worth it. Onions and garlic. Garlic and onions can damage healthy red blood cells, leading to life-threatening anemia if not caught and treated in time. Final note: Veterinarians often recommend that ill pets who wont eat be tempted with meat-variety baby food. But be careful to read the label, as some baby foods contain garlic and onions. Choose a brand without them. Now that Ive told you what you cant share with your dog, Im happy to share my favorite treats that you both can eat. Some words of warning first: Treats count as food. More than half the nations pets are overweight or obese. So while its OK, in general, to share healthy food with your pet, watch the size of the treats (break them up dogs can count, but they cant measure) and the frequency. Treats also can lead to behavior problems. If you give your pet a treat whenever he asks, be prepared for him to ask often and to move to demand when a polite request doesnt bring forth the goodies. Make sure every treat you give is on your terms, not your dogs. Even better: Use treats for training, which means youll be working toward a goal when the goodies come out. So what kinds of people food are good for sharing? My favorites are baby carrots and apple slices. I also like sharing blueberries, yogurt and lean bits of meat, such as baked or boiled chicken with the fatty skin removed. When in doubt, ask your veterinarian if a particular food is safe for your pet. The bottom line: A little sharing can be OK. Just know whats safe for your pet and make sure youre not helping your dog pack on the pounds or learn tricks youd rather he not. Is people food safe?Knowing which treats are off-limits can save your dogs life What your dog wants to eat might not be good for him. Its up to you to know which people foods are safe to share. Pets of the Week To adopt or foster a pet This weeks pets are from Collier County Domestic Animal Services. Adoption fees for cats are $60 and dogs are $85 and include sterilization surgery, vaccinations, pet license, ID microchip and a bag of food. Visit DAS at 7610 Davis Blvd. from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For more information, call 252-7387 or visit www.colliergov.net/pets. >>Molly is about 2 years old. She has a sweet, homebody personality, likes people and loves to be petted. >>Neko is a 10-month-old beagle mix who weighs about 22 pounds. Handsome and fun, hes good on a leash and likes people, cats and other dogs. >>Olivia is about a year old and weighs about 55 pounds. She has a sweet, gentle personality and is affectionate and friendly with people, cats and other dogs. She knows how to sit and stay, and shes good on a leash. >>Remmy is a 5-year-old Turkish Van mix with canary yellow eyes. Hes a great lap cat and loves to be around people.
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BY LILLY ROCKWELLThe News Service of FloridaAt the urging of Gov. Rick Scott, the governing board for the State University System considered a plan last week to track performance of universities, reward good professors and encourage more graduates in science, technology, engineering and math. The plan, presented by a group comprised primarily of university presidents to the State University System Board of Governors on Thursday, would use job placement, licensure exam rates, graduation and retention rates, as well as the number of patents and research grants awarded to judge the performance of the 11 state universities. But along with this willingness to embrace greater accountability comes a plea from university presidents to use market rate tuition and grant them greater flexibility over how tuition dollars are spent. "We really need to be able to approach the market rate on tuition," said Florida State University President Eric Barron. "We need to have the flexibility to decide how much tuition to set for particular programs." The board will spend two months studying the plan and soliciting input from stakeholders, with more decisive action expected at the next meeting in January in time for the 2012 legislative session. Some of the ideas in the plan, such as more flexibility to set tuition, could only be determined by the legislature. Prompted by a similar effort by Gov. Rick Perry in Texas, Gov. Scott has focused on reforming higher education, pushing universities to take a closer look at whether they are graduating students that are prepared for jobs. He has also shown an interest in linking state funding for universities to performance. Thursday's proposal was the first formal response from the state university system. Mr. Barron has previously done his own analysis of what Florida could do to make changes in higher education. The state university system's plan indicated a willingness to go along with tracking performance through an array of measures from graduation rates to job placement, including starting salaries of graduates, to patents and licenses. Gov. Scott has particularly emphasized making sure universities are offering degrees that will result in jobs, saying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees should be emphasized over liberal arts. The proposal included ideas for graduating more STEM students, such as offering lower tuition for those degrees, loan forgiveness, career training programs during college and graduation grants. Several presidents warned that not all universities would perform well through the suggested performance-rating system. New College, for instance, a public liberal arts school in Sarasota, would rank very poorly if judged by patents and licenses because it isn't a research university. State universities consider reforms BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF NOVEMBER 17-23, 2011Getting ahead Education Foundation hosts an idea exchange, and more business events. B7-9 INSIDEThe Fools triviaWhat sports companys name refers to the winged goddess of victory? B6 House Hunting Check out a secluded estate in Royal Harbor. B11 CONSIDER THIS: THE SECOND YOU LOG ONTO the Internet, your business becomes a potential target for a cybercriminal. Client and company bank accounts, confidential e-mails and sensitive information are out there in the electronic world, where evil hackers lurk, waiting for the right moment to sneak in. Sure, the web has given businesses untold advantages, with instantaneous communication, the potential for global exposure and e-commerce, but it has also created opportunities for hackers who stumble upon those companies without proper cyber security protocols. And its not just Fortune 500 companies on hackers radars. Small businesses account for 40 percent of all cybercrimes, according to the Federal Communications Commission. Despite the growing dependency on the Internet in the business environment, sobering statistics from a joint FCC, Symantec and National Cyber Security Alliance study show only 52 percent of the countrys small businesses have a cyber security plan. Seventy-seven percent dont have written formal Internet policies and 40 percent of the nations companies have failed to create a plan should their data be breached and employee information, credit and debit card account numbers or intellectual property be compromised. SEE SECURE, B4 BY NANCI THEORETSpecial to Florida Weekly Why every business needs a cyber security planCyber secure
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Viewers who capture the movies breakaway thinking might find themselves distancing themselves from investment truisms and moving toward Moneyball-type investment correlation studies and algorithms, moving closer to strategies that put the odds in their investing favor. The movie is based on Michael Lewis book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, titled as such because national league baseball was considered to be extremely unfair from the perspective of the smaller budget teams. That is, until Moneyball made its entrance.The movie tells the story of Billy Beane, the general manager of the As, who adopted, for the 2002 season, a system of analysis and selection of baseball players using metrics never previously used by major league teams. The need to break through the baseball industrys unquestioned analytic methods was birthed in Beanes recognition that the As $40 million budget could never compete with the $126 million budget of the New York Yankees and other big-money teams. Beane embraced sabermetrics (acronym for Society for American Baseball Research), a system that identified players not on scouts radar screens but those whose skills that were highly correlated with winning. To make a long story short, the As won 103 games in 2002, including a string of 20 straight wins. Though they failed to win the World Series that year, the wins did not go unnoticed by managed futures superstar John Henry, owner of the Boston Red Sox. Though unsuccessful in recruiting Beane as GM for the Red Sox, Henry was successful in implementing the new metrics in his subsequent years recruitment. The Red Sox won the World Series in 2004, a feat last accomplished in 1918. Most managed futures is based on algorithms and putting odds on the side of the investor right up Henrys investing alley.From where did sabermetrics come? From the land of algorithms: MIT. A mechanical engineer, Earnshaw Cook, undertook an academic challenge: to prove that conventional stats (batting order, hitand-run play, sacrifice bunt, use of relief pitchers, etc.) were poorly predictive of winning games. He refuted conventional wisdom in his book, Percentage Baseball. Though rejected by mainstream baseball, his findings were furthered by Bill James, a name oft referenced in Moneyball by the assistant GM hired by Beane, a Yale geek whose religion was sabermetrics and whose preacher was James.Moneyball offers analogies to modern day investing. (And, no, I do not think that undervalued players/investments can be found through fundamental analysis by investment scouts/portfolio managers. In fact, I think that is exactly what Moneyball refutes.) Here are some lessons to be drawn from the baseball strategy: Baseball: The As ditched widely accepted baseball practices such as bunting and stealing bases as they calculated them to be far too risky; on the other hand, the As adopted strategies that put odds of winning in their favor. Investing: Several investment strategies are misperceived as too risky while many of the safe traditional strategies are historically more volatile and have had greater drawdowns. Baseball: The As ditched relying on scouts fundamental and psychological analysis of a player and switched to selection based on sabermetric stats with the highest correlations to winning. Investing: Many investors rely exclusively on fundamental analysis and gut feelings. Computerized, non-emotional algorithmic systems can create trading strategies that are highly correlated to outsized investment returns. Baseball: The As did not take a player predicting a change in his onbase and slugging stats. Investing: Much fundamental investing hinges on predictions of future changes improvements that might never come to pass. Much of technical investing is a reaction to an existing trend; it does not predict a change. Baseball: The As did not want one or two big superstars as they needed to create a portfolio mix that translated into a well-functioning team; they didnt want players all with the same talents. Investing: Investing is really about asset allocation or the portfolio components which are not correlated with each other and have the capacity to make moneynot just fill space. It is not about counting on just one asset class. Baseball: The As favored a high slugging percentage; the ability to hit with power was highly valued. Investing: Invest in assets that have the potential to have explosive gains but use risk management to cut losses. True to any baseball team is that nine players are on the field but 25 players comprise a team. I wonder how many investors play their nine best ideas, each in a different position or role, not duplicative of each other and not correlated with each other. I wonder how many investors get out of an investment position when it is not performing and rotate into something that is performing. Money management has already moved into algorithmic systems for a reason; the systems are winning the unfair investment game. Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Sytems, 571-8896. For mid-week commentaries, write to showalter@ww fsyst ems.com. An investment in futures contracts is speculative, involves a high degree of risk and is suitable only for persons who can assume the risk of loss in excess of their margin deposits. You should carefully consider whether futures trading is appropriate for you. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. MONEY & INVESTINGThe new science behind the games of baseball and investing e w w 1 s t jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA email@example.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17-23, 2011 American small businesses lose billions to cyber attacks annually, according to the report, which also noted that nearly three of every four small and medium businesses were victims of a cybercrime in 2009 to 2010. The average cost of the attacks was $188,242 per incident. Cyber attacks dont just affect a companys bottom line but can impact customer trust. Florida ranked fifth in the nation in 2007 for identity theft with more than 19,000 victims, says Safe Florida, a division of the attorney generals office. Florida is unique because the majority of people caught live within the area, says Albert Ball, chair of the Fisher School of Technology at Hodges University, which offers a bachelors degree in information security. Perpetrators typically dont commit crimes against their neighbors. Mr. Ball says local businesses face the same risks as companies elsewhere, including larger corporations. One of the biggest misconceptions when people think of cyber crime is the deviant in the basement hacking away. That is part of it, but viruses and malware computers are exposed to is a much larger part, and its more prevalent and menacing. It takes resources money, time and energy wasted from the company. Malware, which unleashes a virus that allows hackers to remotely access a computer and destroy or corrupt important data, and spyware that secretly gathers information, are two of the top cyber complaints fielded by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Other concerns include cyber-stalking, fraud, the infamous Nigerian scam letter, phishing, identity theft, Internet hoaxes and spam. Companies whose computers store personal employee and client data banks, medical practices and investment firms among them have the most at stake. Any organization that collects large amounts of data on its customers is susceptible, says Mr. Ball. The administration finally opened up recently about cyber espionage at the international level Chinese hacking into companies for intellectual property. We dont hear about that sort of thing down here because were not a major industrial hub. But I do get calls occasionally from companies that have concerns. One company was recently hacked and its date corrupted by a disgruntled employee.Being proactiveMany Southwest Florida businesses are taking the initiative to ensure their data is safe. Data security is my highest priority. Its critical in my business, says Tamara Surratt, president and CEO of Legacy Family Office in Estero, who works with high-worth clients. Its really pretty sobering to know whats out there and whos out there. People have hacked into the FBI and Pentagon, supposedly the most secure systems in the world. Ms. Surratts office employs multiple firewalls that block access to her network, uses layers of encryptions and passwords, and undergoes an annual IT audit to ensure were doing everything in our power to protect our clients, she says. We use the highest and most technologically advanced security. Its very expensive but as business owners we have to realize during these tough economical times, if theyre going to cut back, it cant be security. Not one of Mary Stewarts clients has ever inquired about the security of their personal information during the four years since she opened her Port Charlotte CPA practice and her clientelle include a medical practice, a consultant, bails bondsmen and several technology experts. Ms. Stewart also processes payroll and tax returns. The main things you need to steal someones identity are a Social Security number and date of birth and I have them all, she says. I have the password to everyones entire life. Like Ms. Surratt, Ms. Stewart depends on a state-of-the-art security system and has an encrypted drive where passwords are stored. I dont put the password under the keyboard as a lot of businesses do, she laughs. I have two firewalls and a lot of internal files that are also password protected. It amazes me how people can get too casual with security and dont realize when an employee leaves they may be able to access the computer from outside. None of my employees can do that. So far so good for Ms. Stewart except for the time she caught a nasty virus. We had to wipe out every computer in the office. The virus didnt wipe out the network so our data was safe. Tom Barber has also dealt with malicious intentions. Once during his 17 years at IT manager for HomeTec, he discovered that the companys supposed hack-proof server had been breached on the other side of the firewall. Someone was using our domain on the other side to bounce off spam, he says. It was bad because it made us look like we were spammers. Once we figured out what was going on, which we did because of the heavy network usage, we were able to stop it. But we had to contact the people who had been spammed so we werent blacklisted. Security protocols at HomeTec, which operates 150 workstations in its Fort Myers and Sarasota offices, are strict. In addition to firewalls and anti-virus programs, changing codes and a nine-server system, the companys computer users have to follow standards. Our policy is not to download anything unless someone calls us and tells us theyre sending a file. It kind of defeats the purpose of e-mail but it protects us from worms and viruses says Mr. Barber. We scan all e-mail and files. During the companys fledgling days, Mr. Barbers primary role was protecting the customer database from anyone taking it a disgruntled employee or someone just hacking it. Today, hes continually waging war on potential attacks, scanning for viruses (500 new viruses threaten the online world daily) or looking for attempted breaches in the firewall. The Internet is a two-sided sword: You need it to do business and you have to protect yourself but be free enough so the system is useable. It really is a balancing act, says Mr. Barber. Often, businesses that arent proactive with security wont know immediately if theyve been breached, says Mr. Ball. Very few systems actively send out red flags, he says, noting those that do are costly and generally out of reach for many smaller business. The best thing you can do if you dont have in-house staff is to contact one of the local computer companies. Should a business owner suspect a security compromise, he or she should contact local law enforcement. Depending on the level of the breach, it can quickly escalate into a federal issue, says Mr. Ball. Lee and Colliers sheriffs departments have done an excellent job preparing their personnel for cyber crimes. Hodges University is also preparing Southwest Floridas future cyber security specialists. Students enrolled in the schools information security bachelors program complete coursework in computer forensics and hacking. The training is so advanced, one of Hodges professors, Wil Mirville, was selected as the only Florida higher education representative for CyberWatch, a consortium of 45 community colleges and 33 universities in 26 states. Mr. Mirville was in Washington last week, participating in discussions with the National Science Foundation, the Department of Homeland Security, defense contractors and national intelligence agencies. He was actively courted for the board, says Mr. Ball. They had seen our program and coursework and realized we had a head start on it. CyberWatch will figure out how we can work together to develop a national plan of education.What you can doHelp is also coming from the federal government, which will introduce an online tool to help small businesses develop a cyber security program tailored to their needs. The Small Biz Cyber Planner will help business owners identify viruses and malware (see box for FCC cyber protection tips for small businesses). Ms. Surratts dedication to security trickles right down to her clients. Shes an advocate of monthly credit-card monitoring services and offers electronic newsletters and printed materials that provide tips to prevent identity theft. Im very diligent in educating my clients about the importance of data security, she says. One of the easiest things to do is to engage a credit monitoring service. It costs $14.99 a month and is the best investment you can possibly make. Customers of Walt Augustinowicz are also protecting their clients financial future by preventing electronic pickpocketing. Mr. Augustinowicz, founder and CEO of Identity Stronghold in Englewood, developed security sleeves and badge holders that prevent scanners from reading radio frequency identification chips now embedded in a growing number of credit cards. In addition to federal agencies, the company counts several local businesses among its customer base. Quite a few financial advisers in our part of Florida have customized sleeves with their logo and contact information and given them to their clients, he says. The sleeves are available at Walgreen stores from Ellenton to Cape Coral. SECUREFrom page 1 10 Cyber Security Tips for Small Business1. Train employees on basic security practices, establish rules for handling and protecting customer information, and create penalties for violating these policies. 2. Install, use and regularly update antivirus and antispyware software on every computer in the company. 3. Install and maintain rewalls between internal networks and the Internet. Ensure computers used by employees who telecommute are also rewall protected. 4. Download and install software updates for operating systems and applications as they become available. 5. Back-up important business data and information often. 6. Control physical access to computers and network components. Lock up unattended laptops. 7. Secure workplace Wi-Fi networks: Dont allow the company router to broadcast the network name and activate encryption that requires passwords for access. 8. Require individual user accounts for each employee and strong passwords. Provide administrative privileges to only trusted IT staff and key personnel. 9. Limit employee access to data and information and their ability to install software. 10. Change passwords regularly. in the know ON THE MOVE Awards & Recognition Karla Mramor, complementary therapies manager and music therapist at Avow Hospice, has been named the national winner in the hospice/ palliative care professional category for the 2011 Dorland Health People Awards. The awards program recognizes individual health care practitioners who inspire, motivate and empower professionals and make a difference in transitioning the patient through the complicated health care landscape. Ms. Mramor has served hospice patients in Collier County through Avow Hospice since 2006, leading the complementary therapies program that includes music therapy, massage therapy and Reiki. Banking Mary Birr has joined Shamrock Bank of Florida as vice president and banking center manager at the Fifth Avenue office. Originally from Fort Lauderdale and a Naples resident since 1991, Ms. Birr most recently worked for Regions Bank. She holds here annuities and life insurance license in Florida and has more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry. Health Care Board-certified medical oncologists Nurrdin Jooma and Jay Wang will join the staff at Premiere Oncology in January. Both are graduates of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. They will have offices at Physicians RegionalPine Ridge and Physicians RegionalCollier Boulevard campus as well as at 955 10th Ave. N. Higher Education Michael McDonald, professor of anthropology at Florida Gulf Coast University, has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar and will travel to the Republic of Croatia to teach in the department of ethnology and cultural anthropology at the University of Zadar during the 2012 academic year. A founding faculty member in FGCUs College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. McDonald will continue his ethnological research on changes in local food ways, including the effects that EU membership will have on household winemaking customs of the Dalmatian Islands. MRAMOR BIRR
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PRACC, Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing Professionals of Collier County, meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at McCormick & Schmicks in Mercato. Guest speaker Dolly Roberts, executive director of the Searching for Solutions Institute, will discuss Imagine Naples as an Incubator for Solutions to World Problems. Cost is $25 for members, $30 for guests. Register by calling the PRACC message line at 436-2105 or e-mailing info@PRACC. org. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its next Business After 5 from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits, 2700 Immokalee Road. Cost is $5 for members, $25 for others. Sign up at www.napleschamber. org/events. Hiring Days Are Here Again, a workshop sponsored by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, takes place from 8-10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at chamber headquarters, 2430 Tamiami Trail. Managers will learn how to compete with other companies that are hiring as the economy continues on a slow but steady recovery. Registration is $35. Visit www.napleschamber.org/events. The Collier Building Industry Association celebrates the installation of new offices and board members on Thursday Dec. 8, at Olde Cypress Country Club. A cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Cost is $45 per person. Call 436-6100 or e-mail carrie@ cbia.net for reservations no later than Dec. 2. The Gulf Coast Venture ForumNaples Chapter meets from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. The primary purpose of the GCVF is to promote the success of Southwest Floridas new and emerging businesses by educating and bringing together the best entrepreneurs and Angel Investors. For information about membership requirements, call 2626300 or visit www.gcvf.com. 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NOWMORE THAN EVER With three exceptional private neighborhoods in which to choose from Torino, Miramonte and Traditions the time to buy at Grey Oaks could not be more perfect. NAPLES PREMIER CLUB COMMUNITY Grey Oaks remains the right club in the right place: Naples number-one-rated private club, with 54 holes of championship golf, eight Har-Tru tennis courts and a 5,550-square-foot tness center. UNPRECEDENTED VALUE New prices offer unprecedented value on the home you have long desired a home to be enjoyed by you and your family for generations to come. Here, you enjoy the privilege of holding the keys to your future. Visit our sales of ce to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity.VILLAS AT MIRAMONTE AND TORINO PRICED FROM JUST UNDER $1 Million THE BOUGAINVILLEA at Torino he Right Time, the Right Place, the Right Price.T239.262.5557 800.294.2426 www.greyoaks.comAirport Pulling Road, north of Golden Gate Parkway in the heart of Naples. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECT STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS BY THE DEVELOPER, MAKE REFERENCE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTE, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE.Grey Oaks is offered by Grey Oaks Realty, Inc., a licensed real estate broker. Prices, features and availability subject to change without notice.THE HIBISCUS at Miramonte Previously owned homes available from the $600s to over $6 million.
NOWMORE THAN EVER With three exceptional private neighborhoods in which to choose from Torino, Miramonte and Traditions the time to buy at Grey Oaks could not be more perfect. NAPLES PREMIER CLUB COMMUNITY Grey Oaks remains the right club in the right place: Naples number-one-rated private club, with 54 holes of championship golf, eight Har-Tru tennis courts and a 5,550-square-foot tness center. UNPRECEDENTED VALUE New prices offer unprecedented value on the home you have long desired a home to be enjoyed by you and your family for generations to come. Here, you enjoy the privilege of holding the keys to your future. Visit our sales of ce to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity.VILLAS AT MIRAMONTE AND TORINO PRICED FROM JUST UNDER $1 Million THE BOUGAINVILLEA at Torino he Right Time, the Right Place, the Right Price.T239.262.5557 800.294.2426 www.greyoaks.comAirport Pulling Road, north of Golden Gate Parkway in the heart of Naples. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECT STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS BY THE DEVELOPER, MAKE REFERENCE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTE, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE.Grey Oaks is offered by Grey Oaks Realty, Inc., a licensed real estate broker. Prices, features and availability subject to change without notice.THE HIBISCUS at Miramonte Previously owned homes available from the $600s to over $6 million.
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41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island Florida Weeklys Open HousesOpen Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked17 GREY OAKS ESTUARY MARSH WREN 1535 Marsh Wren Lane $1,500,000 Premier SIR Call 261.3148 18 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $1,500,000 Premier SIR Call 261.3148 Mon-Sat 9-5 & Sun 12-5 19 QUAIL CREEK 12955 White Violet Drive $1,575,000 Premier SIR Sharon Kaltenborn 248-1964 20 VANDERBILT BEACH MANATEE RESORT 9566 Gulf Shore Drive #PH02 $1,690,000 Premier SIR Pat Callis 250-0562 21 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1105 $1,895,000 Premier SIR Jean Tarkenton 5950544 Also available: #901 $1,595,000; #501 $1,425,000; #401 $1,399,000; #303 $1,100,000; #608 $765,000 >$2,000,00022 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive #407 From $2,500,000 Premier SIR Call 239.514.5050 Mon-Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-5 23 AQUALANE SHORES 1990 6th Street South $2,695,000 Premier SIR Vincent Bandelier 450-5976>$3,000,000 24 OLD NAPLES 175 3rd Street South $3,450,000 Premier SIR Celine Julie Godof 404-9917 25 OLD NAPLES 155 20th Avenue South $3,995,000 Premier SIR Jan Martindale 896-0360 26 COQUINA SANDS NAPLES CASAMORE 1752 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. From $3,995,000 Premier SIR Paul Drake 272-8471 M-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5>$4,000,000 27 OLD NAPLES 150 Gulf Shore Blvd. South $4,500,000 Premier SIR Kevin Rathburn 269-4575>$5,000,00028 PARK SHORE 345 Devils Bight $5,250,000 Premier SIR Michael Lawler 571-3939>$6,000,000 29 PORT ROYAL 3999 Rum Row $6,950,000 Premier SIR Scott Pearson 612-282-3000>$11,000,000 30 PORT ROYAL 3045 Fort Charles Drive $11,950,000 Premier SIR Michael Lawler 571-3939 >$200,0001 STONEBRIDGE ASHTON OAKS 2264 Ashton Oaks Lane #102 $289,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Gordie Lazich 777-2033 >$300,0002 PELICAN LANDING BAYCREST 25210 Galashields Circle $385,000 Premier SIR Stephanie/John Coburn/Pam Umscheid 948-4000 >$400,0003 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1602 From $400,000 Premier SIR Tom Gasbarro 404-4883 Sun 12-4 4 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place From $400,000 Premier SIR Call 239.594.9400 Mon-Sat 10-8 & Sun 12-8 5 MOORINGS HARBORSIDE GARDENS 3400 Gulf Shore Blvd N. #O-2 $469,000 Premier SIR Kathryn Tout 2503583 6 PARK SHORE HORIZON HOUSE 3951 Gulf Shore Blvd N #201 $498,000 Premier SIR Pat Duggan 216-1980>$500,000 7 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive From $500,000 Premier SIR Call 239.495.1105 Mon-Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-5 8 MARCO ISLAND 1562 Jamaica Court $524,000 Premier SIR Rosemarie Tamagni 398-1222 >$600,0009 WYNDEMERE GRASMERE 870 Wyndemere Way $675,000 Premier SIR Kathryn Hurvitz 290-0228 10 BONITA BAY WOODLAKE 3616 Woodlake Drive $699,000 Premier SIR Gary Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda 248-7474>$700,000 11 PARK SHORE AREA LUSSO VILLAS 4882 West Blvd. Court #105 $789,000 Premier SIR Carol Steeves 240-7809 12 MARCO ISLAND 1389 Bayport Avenue $799,000 Premier SIR Angelica Andrews 595-7653 13 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $799,000 Premier SIR Call 239.594.1700 Mon-Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-5>$1,000,000 14 PELICAN MARSH MUIRFIELD 8791 Muirfield Drive $1,225,000 Premier SIR Sharon Kaltenborn 248-1964 15 BONITA BAY CREEKSIDE 3450 Oak Hammock Court $1,350,000 Premier SIR Carol Johnson 564-1282 16 MARCO ISLAND 1230 Stone Court $1,399,000 Premier SIR Cathy Rogers 821-7926 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 21www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 REAL ESTATE NOVEMBER 17-23, 2011
Bonita Bay, 26091 Mandevilla Dr Contemporary designed home on double lot w/8 bed, rened luxury nishes, cypress & cherry wood, gold leaf accents, travertine ooring. 6 or More/9.5 (H5520) Beverly Czachor, 849-2767, Cindy Kruesi, 495-4113 $3,650,000 Port Royal, 336 Galleon Dr Charming home overlooks scenic Lantern Lake. Walk or bike to beach, tness center and club. Qualies for immediate Port Royal Club membership. 3+Den/3.5 (H5249) Sally Pratt, 280-2219 $2,775,000 Moorings, 539 Rudder Rd CLASSIC COASTAL LIVING! Detailed 4500 SF. Open plan, large outdoor living space, mahogany oor, guest cabana, 3 gar, gas heated pool, spa, summer kitchen, replace. 4+Den/5 (H5429) Laurie Bellico, PA, 293-9389 $2,389,000 Estuary at Grey Oaks, 1330 Noble Heron Way This luxuriously appointed former model home offers 4681 SF, wonderful kitchen, private guest cabana & beautiful outdoor space with pool, spa & lake/golf views. 4+Den/4.5 (V1611) Claire Licciardi, 250-4564, Carol McElroy, 860-0833 $1,900,000 Admiralty Point At Moorings 1 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #402 10 acre Gated Luxury Beach Resort. One of a kind, facing beach & Gulf. 4th floor. Owner pd $1.6, then renovated/furnished. Turnkey. 3 pools, boating. Stunning. 3/3 (C7666) The Hutchison-Carmony Team, 272-7000 $1,490,000 Pelican Bay, 806 Slash Pine Ct On quiet cul de sac, 5870 T.Sq Ft Pool Home boasts Total Renovation. Granite Kitchen & BAs, Marble, Tile, Fireplace, Cathedral Ceilings, New Roof & Pool. Florida Rm. 3/2.5 (H4744) e Hutchison-Carmony Team, 272-7000 $1,229,000 Colliers Reserve, 862 Barcarmil Way London Bay Award winner. 6000 sq. ft. Superb nishes, marble, granite, hardwood. 3 car garage. Elevator to 2nd level bonus suite. 3+Den/3.5 (H4839) e HutchisonCarmony Team, 272-7000 $1,199,000 Vineyards, 613 Shoreline Dr Exquisitely renovated Arthur Rutenburg Estate home with spectacular lake view. Meticulously maintained, open & bright design with granite counters & much more! 4+Den/3 (H5760) Jeannette P. Batten, 825-4167 $799,900 Vineyards, 6600 Glen Arbor Way Custom built pool home oering long lake views in Vineyards most sought after neighborhoods. Spacious interior with beautiful stone ooring & many upgrades! 3+Den/3.5 (H6156) Jeannette P. Batten, 825-4167, $749,000 Moorings, 222 Harbour Dr, #411 Surround yourself w/water on the 4th of 6 oors. Bay, canal & Gulf views plus stroll to the beach. Docks. Rare oering West bldg. One of few best in the complex. 3/3 (C7439) Nan Dietrich, 564-2906 $635,000 Eden On e Bay, 369 Mallory Ct Beautifully designed, volume ceilings, lush lake view, outdoor kitchen & living w/gas replace, western exposure, built 2004, in a gated community west of 41. 3+Den/3 (H5837) Friley Saucier, PA, 293-3532 $625,000 Eden On e Bay, 372 Mallory Ct Exquisitely upgraded, beautifully designed, volume ceilings, lush lake view, outdoor kitchen, electric shutters, surround sound. View it at www.372Mallory.com. 3+Den/3 (H5446) Friley Saucier, PA, 293-3532 $625,000 Eden On e Bay, 392 Mallory Ct Jacaranda model, 2,438 a/c sq ft, lakefront, volume ceilings, tile & bamboo oors, granite, outdoor kitchen, storm shutters, surround sound & more. Built 2005. 3+Den/3 (H6045) Friley Saucier, PA, 293-3532 $595,000 Oyster Bay, 1323 Chesapeake Ave, #2-B Stunning complete redesign in sleek luxury contemporary style at every turn. 3BR & 3 baths are elegant & only steps down to your own dock. View of the Bay too! 3/3 (C6410) Nan Dietrich, 564-2906 $590,000 Pelican Bay, 6361 Pelican Bay Blvd, #804 FABULOUS CONDITION FABULOUS VIEWS. PERIOD! 365 SUNSETS 180 degree view. Next to tram to private beach. Tile oors, new kitchen, glass/screen lanai. Lobby all new. 2+Den/2 (C7397) Nan Dietrich, 564-2906 $539,000 Moorings, 3420 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #56 Fabulous totally remodeled furnished condo. Finest nishes & furnishings; Travertine Marble, Granite, Custom Cabinets & Mirrors, better than new! 2/2 (C7855) Nandy Miller, 248-4414 $525,000 Vineyards, 955 Fountain Run Large pristine single-villa w/pool & beautiful lake view. 2 master beds: 1 upstairs w/replace & balcony. So many extras. New AC, pool htr, generator & tile roof. 3+Den/3 (H6127) Bobbie Dusek, 6596132, Alexander Dusek, 207-7263 $520,000 Pelican Bay, 6618 Trident Way REDUCED! SPACIOUS VILLA, one story, bright, large. kitchen, private lanai and patio. Skylights. Walk to pool and beach tram. Pets welcome. 2 car garage! 2+Den/2 (V1533) Pam Etheridge, 269-4614 $499,000 Sorrento At e Colony 23650 Via Veneto Blvd, #201 Open by appt. Former Model, furnished, granite & crown molding. Enjoy upscale ambiance of e Colony & Bay Club. Walking distance to beach shuttle pick up. 3+Den/3 (C7723) Judy Stead, 273-3438 $495,000 Lely Resort, 8973 Mustang Island Cir Palomino oor plan (largest in Mustang Island at 2803 UA). Extended lanai w/lake view. Upgraded storm shutters & interior planation shutters. Priced to sell! 3+Den/3 (H6056) Robin Hill, 776-0733 $438,000 Bonita Bay, 26876 Wedgewood Dr, #203 Updated 2416 sq. ft. end unit coach home. Glassed in lanai, granite, bamboo oors, volume ceilings, & golf course view. Beach club, tennis, golng, boating. 3/3 (C7875) Judy Stead, 273-3438 $424,000 Waterfront In Naples 2174 Anchorage Ln #A Direct Gulf access with community boat docks, tranquil water views, lush landscaping with this unique waterfront residence in a Mediterraneanstyle community. 4+Den/3 (C6827) Jeannette P. Batten, 825-4167 $374,900 Park Shore, 300 Park Shore Dr, #3A Rarely available end unit w/water views of Venetian Bay. Desirable location & steps to the beach w/mbrshp through the Park Shore Association. Only 36 residences. 3/2 (C7700) Paula Sims, 564-1900 $365,000 Imperial Golf Estates, 1969 Imperial Golf Course Blvd Lovely Classic home located on lake & parkette. 2800 T. Sq Ft. Carefree Naples lifestyle awaits you. 5 Min drive to Beach. Pristine condition, turnkey furnished. 3/2 (H5822) e Hutchison-Carmony Team, 272-7000 $359,000 Vanderbilt Beach, 271 Southbay Dr, #232 Well-maintained 3rd Unit w/bay view, common elevator & under building assigned parking. Boat dock included. Short walk to beach, restaurants. Great value! 2/2 (C7885) Jim Scartz, 877-9726 $339,900 Park Shore, 300 Park Shore Dr, #2D Serene water views of Venetian Bay. Short stroll to the beach or ne dining and shopping at Venetian Village. 2/2 (C7703) Paula Sims, 564-1900 $325,000 Bonita Bay, 4190 Lake Forest Dr, #1722 2nd oor home in bldg of only 4 condos & it juts out permitting beautiful private views from lanai. S/S appliances. Bay windows. 3/2 (C7867) Lynette L. Grout, PA, 405-0541, Pam Doyle, 273-0861 $299,900 Old Naples, 980 7th Ave S, #11 1st Floor, perfect Apt, beside pool, no stairs, & 1 of only four, 2BR, 2BA in Castleton Gardens. Reno & furniture included, 2 blocks to 5th Ave, 9 blocks to Beach. 2/2 (C7085) e HutchisonCarmony Team, 272-7000 $299,000 Moorings, 2170 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #24W Leisure living in this Tommy Bahama dcor 1 bdrm, 1 bath, up to the minute pied-e-tierre. 3 Full beds, a must see (not pull out sofas), 2 decks o LR. Carport. 1/1.5 (C6636) e HutchisonCarmony Team, 272-7000 $279,000 Worthington, 13311 Southampton Dr Large villa on corner lot with hurricane shutters, pool, oversized garage with golf cart path & entry door, newer A/C and garage door. 3+Den/2 (V1606) Sharon Hammond-Turnblad, 851-6918 $272,000 Naples Park, 785 99th Ave N Nothing to do BUT move in! SF jewel w/newer tin roof, large fenced back yard, fruit trees, granite, tile, SS appliances, upgraded kitchen, baths & more. MUST SEE! 3/2 (H6129) Laurie Bellico, PA, 293-9389 $269,900 Golden Gate Estates, 1030 27th St SW Close in Golden Gate Estates! Over 2000 sq. ft. 4 bedroom 4 bath home, built in 2002 with marble oors through-out & tile roof on 2.5 manicured acres! 4/4 (H6067) Jeannette P. Batten, 825-4167 $249,000 Lely Resort, 9082 Albion Ln S, #03 Beautifully decorated San Clemente model available for the 1st time. Gorgeous garden view in the popular resort & town center comm of OLE. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF NOVEMBER 17-23, 2011 BROUGHT TO YOU BY: INSIDEThe High-Rises at Bonita Bay 495-1105 Estuary at Grey Oaks 261-3148 The Strada at Mercato 594-9400 The Village 261-6161 The Gallery 659-0099 Old Naples 434-2424 North Naples 594-9494 The Promenade 948-4000 Fifth Avenue 434-8770 Marco Island 642-2222 Rentals 262-4242 On with the showGulfshore Playhouse honors its Ambassadors, and more celebrations around town. C26-29 Likeable, forgettableFilm critic Dan Hudak says theres not much to talk about after seeing Jack and Jill. C11 Be gratefulWarming plates, not microwaves, were important parts of the first Thanksgiving dinners. C20-21 Likeableforgettable Cuban-born JAMA opens new studio in North Naples BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com OGRES ARE BIG BEASTS, UNCOUTH AND EXtremely anti-social. So when given the opportunity to write a musical about one, David Lindsay-Abaire grabbed it. I love to say yes to things Ive never done before, he explains. I was a big fan of musicals, but Id never done one. Mr. Lindsay-Abaire is perhaps best known for writing Rabbit Hole, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the after-effects of a 3-year-olds accidental death and the different ways those who loved him are grieving. Nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Play, it was made into a movie starring Nicole Kidman (Mr. Lindsay-Abaire wrote the screenplay). done one Mr. Li nd i s perh a b it Ho play 3-ye a t he d him a Tony A was ma K idman ( M s creenpl ay Shrek plays at the Barbara B. Mann Nov. 29-Dec. 4C4 >>inside:SEE SHREK, C4 Cuban-born artist JAMA (the acronym for his name, Jose Andres Mato Alonso) opens his new studio with a reception from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at 1719 Trade Center Way in North Naples. Everyone is welcome. JAMA, whose work has been exhibited along with such great masters as Salvador Dali, Arman, Andy Warhol, Georges Braque, Keith Haring and Mark Kostabi, will present a retrospective exhibition of his work from 1999 to 2011. Featuring spontaneous strokes and lines woven into colorful pallets of asymmetrical compositions, JAMAs work evokes core emotions SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________SEE JAMA, C9 LINDSAY-ABAIRE JOAN MARCUS / COURTESY PHOTOAt left: Lukas Poost as Shrek. Above: Merritt David Janes as Lord Farquaad and the Duloc Dancers from the national tour of Shrek The Musical. COURTESY PHOTOJama
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17-23, 2011 From there, writing Shrek: the Musical might seem like a stretch, but his earlier plays, such as Fuddy Meers, Wonder of the World and Kimberly Akimbo, were similar in tone. Before Rabbit Hole, my plays were naughty comedies, absurdist comedies, the playwright says. The humor wasnt so different than in Shrek. Sam felt it was a good match, he says, referring to producer Sam Mendes, whose production company produced Fuddy Meers in Londons West End. Besides, Mr. Lindsay-Abaire was familiar with Shrek, having watched the movie with his son Nicolas. Id seen it many, many times, he says, adding it was one of the few kids movies he could bear sitting through over and over again. I love the humor and thought it had a tremendously big heart. I thought it could lend itself to a musical retelling. In musical theater, you have to crack open the heart and let those characters sing. I thought the material was there. Jeanine Tesori was brought on board to compose the music. Shes known for her other Tony-nominated Broadway scores: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline, or Change and Lincoln Centers Twelfth Night. Shrek: The Musical originally had another lyricist, but when that person left, Ms. Tesori suggested Mr. Lindsay-Abaire take the role, even though hed never written lyrics before. So we wrote a couple of songs, he says. I loved it. In the middle of his Shrek experience, Mr. Lindsay-Abaire wrote the book for the Broadway musical High Fidelity, which he describes as a great experience and difficult in places. My collaborators were wonderful, he says, but it was difficult for me as a playwright to write up to a dramatic event or scene (and then have to) turn it over to the composer and lyricist. Or, I would write scenes that would be pillaged and turned into songs. With Shrek, he explains, It was wonderful to be in charge of every word. It was also fun.Fairy tale researchI became obsessed with words and word games for a while. The puzzle of a lyric is wonderfully satisfying when it comes together. It can be as maddening and as difficult as a word puzzle, but the pleasure you get when it all comes together (is wonderful.) He and Ms. Tesori read William Steigs picture book upon which the movie was based. They also researched every fairy tale ever written, he says. One of the main things Jeanine and I did, we asked a lot of questions, he says. We said, What dont we know from the movie, and what answers do we want? We had the luxury of fleshing out the characters a bit more. We asked, how did Shrek wind up in that swamp, and why does he think the way he does? We were able to say, What is the wound in his life? So they wrote the opening, where, on his seventh birthday, Shreks parents tell him the bald facts of what life is like for an ogre. His parents sit him down and say, This is your life: Its time to leave home, find a dark bog somewhere, because people will want to kill you and youre destined to be hated. Its not dissimilar to the first page in the book, where we see him being kicked out. Isnt that a little harsh for kids? Fairy tales are full of kids being abandoned by their parents, absent parents, wicked parents, he says. Rapunzels locked in a tower. Look at Cinderella. I grew up with the Disney version, which is sweeter and nicer. In the original, people chop off parts of their feet to slip into that glass slipper. Its very dark and violent. Mindful that children dont attend Broadway shows by themselves, the collaborators strived to make the show enjoyable for adults, too. I speak as the parent of now two children, Mr. Lindsay-Abaire says. Most kids shows, movies, TV, I find unbearable. I wanted to make the kind of stuff that I like watching with my kids, like Sponge Bob. And I love the Shrek movies. I can watch them with my 11-year-old and my 3-year-old, and they work on both levels. The show, he says, references pop culture, movies and also has some other Broadway references. Theyre quick and fleeting and funny to the people who catch them, he says, adding, It never becomes Forbidden Broadway, referring to a show that parodies popular Broadway shows.A show for all agesThe humor in the musical works on two levels. Theres a lot of humor for the kids, but I think a lot of the humor is also ironic, he says. Its naughty in places that would go over the kids heads and adults would enjoy. Oftentimes, he says, he sat at the back of the theater when Shrek: The Musical was on Broadway. Hed see kids laugh at something. Then hed see the parents laugh at something else. And then thered be times when both would laugh together at something on stage. Thats a magical moment, when everybody laughs, he says. Hes seen the show at least three dozen times, on Broadway, in Londons West End and on tour. One of the great opportunities about going on tour with the show was that we had a great opportunity to tear it apart. We knew there were things we hadnt solved (when it was on Broadway.) Two new songs were added to the tour. Every reincarnation gave us an opportunity to go back and do so much more. For example, the dragon was completely redesigned. Everything on the tour is simpler and sleeker, he says. The show is even shorter now. To me, it feels a lot less overbearing than it did on Broadway. It was not overproduced, but it felt very produced on Broadway. I think with the simplicity of the tour, it feels more like a fairy tale. This is more of a pop-up book feel. Its more charming and less glitzy. Though theres a lot of broad humor for the kids, the show is deeper than what you might think, he says. Ogres are nasty and stinky and do gross things, he says all things the kids love. Yet the story at its heart is about beauty, and inner beauty and how we can look at the world in a different way. My favorite line is, Beauty isnt always pretty. That need to see past outer appearance, mud and yuck and goo and ugliness, is intrinsic to the story were telling. In Shrek, a despot kicks the fairy tale creatures out of his kingdom for being different, for having magical abilities. Anything thats different or doesnt fit a cookie-cutter image is banished. The musical is about tolerance of others, of ourselves, says Mr. LindsayAbaire, accepting who we are underneath and embracing the things that make us special, or different which are the same.Other workSince Shrek, Mr. Lindsay-Abaires play, Good People, starring Frances McDormand and Tate Donovan has played on Broadway. Hes written the screenplay for a film version, which will also star Ms. McDormand. And hes working on two plays and two films right now. One play is similar to his old comedies, he says. The other, set in South Boston, is more naturalistic, like Rabbit Hole and Good People. As for the films, hes working on a remake of Poltergeist and an animated movie called Rise of the Guardians, based on a book by childrens author and illustrator William Joyce. The latter is a reimagining of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and the Sandman. You find out theyre a team of superheroes. The Boogeyman is trying to take over the world. Its really a sweet, slightly dark story about hope versus despair, he says. Alec Baldwin provides the voice of Santa, Hugh Jackman is the Easter Bunny, Isia Fisher is the Tooth Fairy and Jude Law is the Boogeyman.Musical mysteryWriting the book and lyrics for Shrek: The Musical remains the most difficult thing hes ever done in theater, movies or television, Mr. Lindsay-Abaire says. Its also incredibly fun and gratifying, he says. The alchemy is so mysterious of how and why a musical works. Its so mysterious thats the only word. Something can work in a rehearsal room, but you put it on a Broadway stage, and for some reason it doesnt. Or maybe a song that wasnt working onstage, you put it in four minutes earlier and suddenly it explodes and it does work. Its so strange and ungraspable. The structure and craft is there, but how and why a musical works is almost unknowable. The process of creating a musical takes years, and now he knows why: The pieces are so big, and theyre always moving, he says. Its like being at the optometrist: Is this better or is this better? Is this better or is this better? Another thing that contributed to the difficulty of writing the musicals for Shrek and High Fidelity was they both were based on other material. They were books and then movies before becoming Broadway musicals, and because of that, people walk into the shows with preconceived notions, he says, adding, Its hard overcoming peoples prejudices. As a playwright, he explains, People walk into my plays and have no idea what to expect. They sit down, theyre blank slates: Tell me a story. So Mr. Lindsay-Abaire and Ms. Tesori, having enjoyed their first collaboration, are working on a new musical. Mr. Lindsay-Abaire wont be specific, but he promises its something original. I want people to walk in not knowing what theyre going to see, he says. Then they cant make assumptions. Jeanine and I worked well together. It feels like we went through battle together. It was the most wonderful and the most difficult experience. SHREKFrom page 1 Shrek: The Musical>> When: Nov. 29-Dec. 4 >> Where: Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers >> Tickets: $35-$70 >> Info: 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com in the know JOAN MARCUS / COURTESY PHOTOLuke Yellin as Pinocchio with the fairy tale creatures in Freak Flag from the national tour of Shrek The Musical.
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Psychic Saturday Petunias of Naples presents Psychic Saturday with Candyce Strafford from 1-9 p.m. 852 Fifth Ave. S. Family Fun The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts a free Family Activity Day from 1-3 p.m. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Piano Concert The Naples Music Club presents pianist Anne Roberts and other members in a program at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 388 First Ave. S. A freewill offering will benefit the clubs scholarship fund. 2736622 or www.naplesmusicclub.org. See story on page A18. Island Sounds A free concert by the Caribbean Chillers takes place from 5:30-9 p.m. as a prelude to Sundays Taste of Bonita at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. www.tasteofbonita. com. A Stand-Up Guy Late-night TV host and stand-up comedian Craig Ferguson takes the stage at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 8 p.m. (800) 440-7469. Sunday, Nov. 20 Tasty Fare The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs Noon presents the 18th annual Taste of Bonita from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Riverside Park on Old 41. www. tasteofbonita.com. Big Band Gulf Coast Big Band performs from 2-4 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. Free. Bring blankets or chairs for seating. 213-3058. Chamber Choir The FGCU Bower School of Music presents a chamber choir concert at 3 p.m. in the FGCU Student Union Ballroom. 5907851 or email@example.com. Messiah Sing-Along Voices of Naples presents the ninth annual Sing-Along Messiah at 3 p.m. at Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 455-2582 or www.voicesofnaples.org. Jazz Tunes The Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center and Collier Parks and Recreation present Jazz in the Park with the Patricia Dean Trio from 2-4 p.m. at Sugden Regional Park. Free. www.bayshorecapa.org or 775-2800. Praise Music The Christian band Casting Crowns performs at 7 p.m. at Germain Arena. 334-3309 or www.germainarena.com. Monday, Nov. 21 Art Talk The Marco Island Center for the Arts presents a look into the works of Frank Covino at 2 p.m. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221. Holiday Lights The Third Street South Festival of Lights begins at 5 p.m. See the lighting of the Christmas tree, welcome Santa and enjoy some snowfall. 434-6533. Say B-I-N-G-O Bingo season is under way at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island and continues on Mondays through May 7. The doors at 991 Winterberry Drive open at 5:30 p.m. for a free kosher hot dog supper, and the first game is called at 7 p.m. 642-0800. Intellectualization Mondays Its TGIM for the Fort Myers Film Festival at 6:30 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Watch and discuss short films. www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com Tuesday, Nov. 22 Wildlife Program Up Close With Animals starts at 3:30 p.m. at the Golden Gate Branch Library. Learn how the Kowiachobee Preserve takes care of exotic, endangered and domestic animals. Register at www.colliergov.net/ library. Cooking Lesson Cooking Up a Feast starts at 4 p.m. at the Marco Island Branch Library. Bring a large, clean jar; the library provides the dry ingredients and a recipe for a Thanksgiving treat. Regiser at www.colliergov. net/library. Wednesday, Nov. 16 Live Tunes The 99X-Mas Ball featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Hollywood Undead and Black Veil Brides, starts at 7 p.m. at Germain Arena. 9487825 or www.ticketmaster.com. Open Mic Night Freds Food, Fun & Spirits welcomes singers, songwriters and musicians from 7-10 p.m. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Coming up Art Fair The Naples Fall Fine Art & Craft Festival runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 26-27 on Third Street South and Third Avenue South. 262-6517. Show Band The Music Makers Show Band performs from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Cambier Park band shell. 213-3058 Hot Cars A car cruise-in runs from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 26 in downtown Fort Myers. 332-4443. Movie Night The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents The Girl in the Caf at 7 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. $8. 4858989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Bluegrass & More The Acoustic Music Society presents a bluegrass festival Dec. 3-4 at Koreshan State Park in Estero. www.acousticmusicsociety.org. Concert Band The Naples Concert band continues its 40th anniversary season with a holiday concert and Toys for Tots collection drive at 2 p.m. Dec. 4 in the band shell at Cambier Park. Free. 261 -9521 or www.naplesconcertband.org. Submit calendar listings and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of flyers. 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KRISTEN COURY, PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTORPRESENTSOCTOBER 28 NOVEMBER 20, 2011www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org Call for Tickets: 1-866-811-4111THE NORRIS CENTER 755 8th Avenue South Naples, FL CORPORATE PARTNER CORPORATE EXECUTIVE PRODUCERBob & Linda Harden Christine PaddockEXECUTIVE PRODUCERSSHOW SPONSORS: Rick & Lori Borman THE REGIONAL PREMIERE OF A NEW ROMANTIC COMEDY!by Jason Odell Williams by Jason Odell WilliamsHandle with Care is the story of Ayelet, an Israeli girl whose grandmother drags her on a trip to America in search of a dream. Despite a botched DHL delivery, an unexpected blizzard, and an ill-equipped translator who is not really cut out for the job, the clues her grandmother deftly leaves behind eventually lead Ayelet to find what she didn't even know she was looking for: her destiny. O KRISTE N C KR IS NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17-23, 2011 Ballet students from a variety of Southwest Florida dance academies as well as adults from the community are performing in this years production of The Nutcracker by Naples Ballet. Rehearsals have been underway for six weeks, and performances are set for 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Gulf Coast High School. The first full dress rehearsal takes place Saturday afternoon, Nov. 19, at the Naples Academy of Ballet. This years production is a bit more ambitious than in years past, says Christophe Maraval, artistic director for the academy and choreographer for The Nutcracker production. As it comes together it makes for a very entertaining show, he adds. Taylor Dutcher, who dances as this years Sugar Plum Fairy, says rehearsals have been very tough on a lot of dancers, but that kind of hard work brings out the best in everyone, which in turn makes for a great experience for the audience. Founded in August 2009, Naples Ballet is a nonprofit company dedicated to providing the art of ballet as a component of education and promoting cultural enrichment and awareness within the Southwest Florida community. Community outreach includes performance opportunities, scholarship programs and music/dance classes for special needs children. For tickets to The Nutcracker or for more information about Naples Ballet, call Jeff Wardrop at 732-1000 or e-mail email@example.com. Christmas has arrived at historic Palm C ot tage, home of the Naples Historical Society. Decked in holiday splendor, the circa 1895 house brings local history to life from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through November. December hours will be expanded to 1-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 1-8 p.m. ThursdaySaturday. Showing at 1 p.m. in the Cottage Theater throughout the holiday season is NHS 24-minute oral history project overview film that describes the oral history preservation initiative. One of the projects many individual oral history films follows at 1:30 p.m. Private docent-guided tours are available with reservations. Admission is free for NHS member and $6 per person for others (free for ages 10 and younger). No reservations are necessary. Palm Cottage is at 137 12th Ave. S. For a full list of oral history feature films or more information, call 261-8164 or visit www.NaplesHistoricalSociety. org. Naples Ballet on point for Nutcracker Holiday tradition returns to Palm Cottage
Tchaikovsky's magical holiday favorite returns! Featuring more than 100 dancers, dazzling sets and costumes and brilliant choreography. Bring your whole family to experience the wonder and enchantment of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. Featuring Waltz of the Flowers, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Arabian Dance, Russian Dance and much more!Saturday, November 26, 2 & 8 p.m. Sunday, November 27, 2 & 7 p.m.Starting at $59 adult, $25 student Naples Philharmonic OrchestraGary Sheldon, conductorMiami City BalletEdward Villella, founding artistic directorpresentTHE NUTCRACKERPHILHARMONICCENTERfor theARTS Buy tickets now at ThePhil.orgor call (239) 597-1900or visit our Box Office at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, NaplesHours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.Saturday evenings performance is generously underwritten by Physicians Regional Healthcare System. THE NUTCRACKER BOUTIQUE featuring beautiful holiday items for decorating and gift-giving! TREE FESTIVAL See over 35 beautifully decorated Christmas trees up to 9 feet high! Mon., Tues., Fri., Nov. 21, 22 and 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. THANKSGIVING DAY, Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., Nov. 26, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sun., Nov. 27, noon-8:30 p.m. HOLIDAY PHOTOS Nov. 26-27, prior to ballet, $20 eachPLUS, FREE ADMISSION TO:George BalanchinesNAPLES F LORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEM BER 1 7 23, 2011 C9 and challenges viewers to explore personal passages of time, space and experience. The artists personal story is as compelling as his art. Having escaped Cuba, he spent a brief period of time in Costa Rica before coming to Miami. As JAMA pushed his artistic boundaries, growing awareness among collectors also grew. Currently, his work can be seen in London, Cannes and Geneva, as well as in Miami and New York. Three years ago, JAMA decided to move from Miami to Naples with his family. For more information, call 234-4620 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. JAMAFr o m page 1 Tomar Consejos, acrylic on canvas, 2006 The Visitors, mixta on lino, 2005 PUZZLE ANSWERS
CHARTER SIGHTSEEING BOATMaritime Lady www.naplesboatcharters.net | 239-593-7475 Naples Boat Charters | Captain Jim Albert Dolphin Watches, Sunsets, Trips to Marco Island for Lunch, Port Royal Homes & Yacht Tours, Waterfront Property Tours for Agents & Buyers www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17-23, 2011 SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A tense personal problem needs to be talked out before someone decides to walk out. Resist making decisions until full explanations are offered from both sides. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A technological glitch that caused problems recently will soon be repaired, and life can return to normal. A colleague has a surprising message to deliver. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your partner might feel that you havent been as open with him or her as you should be. Deal with this now, before it turns into something more difficult to handle. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Good news: Many of the stumbling blocks that affected the progress of some of your career projects are fading away. Things also start to look up on the home front. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Youll need that strong Piscean pluck to get through waters that will be turbulent for a while. A more positive aspect soon emerges, along with some welcome news. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Keep those sharp Sheep eyes focused on a hazy situation. As things begin to clear up, youll find a sharper picture emerging, showing something you will need to know. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Watch your expenses through the end of the month. Later, youll be glad to have extra money to pay for something that will make an acquisitive Bovines heart beat faster. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Youre now ready to make that oftdeferred commitment, if you still believe its what you want. Dont be afraid to change your mind if you feel you should go in another direction. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Now that you are moving on with your life after that recent disappointment, how about reactivating your travel plans and taking someone special along with you. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Many new friends come into your personal life, which suits all of you social Lions just fine. However, one new friend might make demands that you could find difficult to deal with. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Communication doesnt exist unless its two-way. So if youre getting no replies to the signals youre sending, it could be time to look for someone more receptive. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A workplace complication that you thought was ironed out develops new wrinkles that need attention. Meanwhile, expect continuing improvement in your home life. BORN THIS WEEK: You are zealous in the pursuit of truth. You would make an excellent research scientist. SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9011 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 011 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. PUZZLES HOROSCOPES ADDONS By Linda ThistlePlace a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Sponsored By: Moderate Challenging ExpertPuzzle Difficulty this week:
NAPLES MUSEUM OF ARTPATTY & JAY BAKERTOBINSTEVE Pictured above: Steve Tobin, Dancing Roots, 2010, Painted steel, 10 5. Steve Tobin. Photo by Christine Elzinga Edgar Degas, Before the Race, c. 1895, Color lithograph (collaboration with the printer, Auguste Clot). Image Courtesy of Landau Traveling Exhibitions$8 adult, $4 student BUY TICKETS NOW at ThePhil.org or call (239) 597-1900SW Floridas premier art museum. Three floors. 30,000 square feet. Located at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts: 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Naples PLUS, Shop the Museum Store for unique art-related items (admission ticket is not required). Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m.Steve Tobins Natural History Mesmerizing, nature-based sculptures in bronze, steel, glass and ceramics. Through December 30Other exciting exhibitions on display now: Selections from the Permanent Collection Leaders in American Modernism Modern Mexican Masters The Mouse House and much more! EDGAR DEGAS: The Private Impressionist Works on Paper by the Artist and his Circle from the Collection of Robert Flynn Johnson Through January 15, 2012This exhibition is organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA, in association with Denenberg Fine Arts, West Hollywood, CA.NAPLES FLO R IDA W EEKL Y W EEK OF N OVEM BER 1 7 23, 2011 C11 Is it worth $10? NoIts a sign of the stature (or the apocalypse, depending on your perspective) that Adam Sandler is able to attract A-list star power to cameo in his films. And in the case of Al Pacino, its much more than a cameo. The godfather makes a full-fledged fool of himself, but has fun doing it so we have fun watching him. If only the rest of Jack and Jill were as much fun. Mr. Sandler plays it straight as Jack, a family man father of two who runs a successful advertising company. He also goes for camp in drag as Jill, Jacks passive-aggressive and unattractive twin sister who comes to visit for Thanksgiving. I can just imagine this movie playing through Thanksgiving, and visiting family members being taken to it by their hosts as kind of a hint-hint to get the hell out already. Naturally, what starts as just a couple of days turns into a month-long visit, throughout which Jill tortures her womb-mate Jack by making hostile comments and being an insensitive burden. At dinner, for example, she compliments the house and the chandelier, then asks Jacks wife Erin (Katie Holmes) if its new. Erin says yes, to which Jill replies that she loved the old one better. Its lazy dialog thats supposed to be cutting and funny and is really just hostile and groan inducing. In fact, Jill lacks so much self-awareness that in one scene she starts having a loud phone conversation while in a movie theater. When Jack yells and tells her to shut up, she starts crying and leaves. If you have anyone in your life like this, I feel sorry for you. Ironically, through it all Jill repeatedly refers to twin powers and asserts to know what her brother is thinking, but at no point does she grasp that Jack cant stand the sight of her. Whats even harder to explain is that Mr. Pacino, playing himself, loves the sight of Jill. Given that Jack needs Mr. Pacino to appear in a commercial, this leads to many contrived scenes. Despite the weakness of director Dennis Dugans story and its blatant racism against Mexicans, theres a wholesomeness here thats admirable. Also, from a technical standpoint its impressive to see Mr. Sandler act opposite himself. At times a body double with a green mask stands in for Jack/Jill as Mr. Sandler performs the other character, then his face is superimposed over the mask in postproduction to make it look like it was him all along. (See below for other tricks used). Jack and Jill marks the eighth collaboration between Mr. Dugan and Mr. Sandler, and its neither the best (Happy Gilmore) nor the worst (Big Daddy) of their efforts. Its likeable and forgettable, amusing but not memorable the kind of movie that makes you turn to your significant other and say meh and then not even bother to talk about it over dinner. J E d gar The 50-plus year career of F.B.I. Director J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) is chronicled in this nicely staged but overlong biopic from director Clint Eastwood. Youll respect Mr. DiCaprios performance, but the de-saturated colors and slow pacing make the rest a bore. Rated R.T o w e r Hei st (Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Alan Alda) After a Madoff-esque financier (Mr. Alda) loses their money, the employees of a New York City high-rise plot to steal the money hidden in his apartment. Nothing special here, but its amusing throughout and the story keeps you intrigued. Rated PG-13.Puss in Boots (Voices of Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis) In this prequel to the Shrek franchise, Puss (Mr. Banderas) teams with Humpty Dumpty (Mr. Galifianakis) and Kitty Softpaws (Ms. Hayek) to find the Golden Goose. There are some cute cat-isms for cat lovers, but overall this franchise has overstayed its welcome. Rated PG. LATEST FILMSJack a nd Jill danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com CAPSULES >> Cinematographer Dean Cundey (The Parent Trap) describes a typical shot: Wed shoot Adam as Jack. Then hed go and get made up as Jill wed give him a little ear bud so he could hear his performance as Jack, which hed just done. We had a monitor set up so he could see what Jack was doing. Finally, the on-set compositor could put it together as we did it show us how it was going together so we could evaluate it and judge it. in the know
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17-23, 2011 Naples Grande Golf Club invites you to come Explore Golf, Beach, Pool, Spa, Fitness, Tennis & Dining. For more information please contact MARC FREIBURG | PREMIER CLUB 7540 Golden Gate Parkway | Naples, FL 34105 | 239.659.3714 Rees Jones designed course. e Waldorf Astoria Collection. (located at Naples Grande). Naples Grande Tennis Center. With New Greens, the Best Course in Naples Just Got Better!Heres some of whats ahead at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts: The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra opens its Classical Series with Magnificent Mozart featuring Music Director/Conductor Jorge Mester with performances at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 17-19. A concert prelude begins at 7 p.m. Korean pianist Soyeon Lee, winner of the prestigious 2010 Naumburg International Piano Competition, makes her Philharmonic Center debut performing Mozarts Piano Concerto No. 18. Tickets start at $35 for adults and $27 for students. The NPO presents Brent Havens The Music of Queen at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21. The orchestra will join a full rock band led by vocalist Brody Dolyniuk, who channels the sound and look of Queens legendary Freddie Mercury. Tickets start at $59. Tchaikovskys holiday favorite returns with Miami City Ballet and the NPO present George Balanchines The Nutcracker at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27.Also part of the holiday season at the Phil is the Nutcracker Boutique, offering items for decorating and gift giving. Tickets to The Nutcracker start at $59 for adults and $25 for students. Renowned realist painter Graham Nickson returns to the Phil with his Painting Marathon workshop for students who want to develop their skills and deepen their fundamental understanding of painting. Classes take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MondayFriday, Nov. 28-Dec. 2. Cost is $700, and enrollment is limited. Dave Koz and Friends: A Smooth Jazz Christmas 2011 returns by popular demand at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28. Joining Mr. Koz will be trumpeter Rick Braun, alto saxophonist and international recording artist Candy Dulfer and singer/songwriter and guitarist Jonathan Butler. Tickets start at $69. COMING UP AT THE PHIL
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17-23, 2011 C13 The perfect solution for your holiday party! Art historian John Stewart presents Degas, the Passionate Observer, the first lecture in the Looking at Art series, at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1. Mr. Stewart worked for several years at the National Gallery of Canada on a major international Degas retrospective. In the mid-1990s, he co-founded Stewart & Hunnisett, Fine European Touring, where he develops and leads high-level cultural tours on four continents, specializing in trips for directors and trustees of distinguished museums. Tickets to Degas, the Passionate Observer are $34. The NPO Classical Series continues with The Best of Beethoven and Brahms with guest conductor Edwin Outwater and pianist William Wolfram at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1-3. A concert prelude begins at 7 p.m.Tickets start at $35 for adults and $27 for students. The NPO presents Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles at 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 5-6. Four Beatlemania cast members join the full orchestra. Tickets start at $55. The National Acrobats of the Peoples Republic of China perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7. The troupe has wowed audiences in more than 40 countries with its colorful, breathtaking acts. Tickets start at $49. Loretta Lynn, the First Lady of Country Music, takes the stage at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8. One of the most successful country music artists ever, Ms. Lynn has 70 chart hits and 16 No. 1s. Her bestselling autobiography became the Academy Award-winning film Coal Miners Daughter. Tickets start at $79. Five-time Grammy Award-winner Michael McDonald performs his hits and holiday favorites at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9. From his early work with Steely Dan to his years with the Doobie Brothers to his acclaimed solo albums, Mr. McDonald has been a fixture on the American musical scene for more than three decades. Tickets start at $79. The New Christy Minstrels, The Kingston Trio and Livingston Taylor perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. The Kingston Trio pioneered the folk music revival with stirring harmonies on such hits as Tom Dooley and Where Have All the Flowers Gone? The New Christy Minstrels blended choral and folk music on songs including Green, Green and Saturday Night. Tickets start at $39. Grammy Award-winning jazz singer and pianist Diana Krall will perform at 6 and 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 (her performance on Feb. 12 has been canceled). Tickets start at $119. The Philharmonic Center for the Arts is at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. For more information or to order tickets, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. FALL SAVINGS of equal or lesser value. Not valid with any other discounts. One coupon per table. Expires November 23rd, 2011. Must present coupon in advance. JAZZ IT UP! Featuring VICTOR GUITTARD: Sax, Guitar & Vocals Featuring VICTOR GUITTARD: Sax, Guitar & Vocal Featuring CHARLIE SHERRILL: Sax & Vocals Featuring DOC: Keyboard & Vocals Featuring VICTOR GUITTARD: Sax, Guitar & Vocals
Enter to win one of 10Free Captiva Holiday Village weekendsTo learn more about Captiva Holiday Villages schedule, events, and contest go to www.captivaholidayvillage.com COME VACATION ON BEAUTIFUL CAPTIVA ISLAND, FLORIDA www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17-23, 2011 BY ELLA NAYORenayor@ oridaweekly.comIt seems every community has its special secret that helps bind it together. And every now and then that secret gets out and that place becomes a go-to destination because the secret is just that good. The quaint barrier island of Captiva, known for its brilliant sunsets and as an enclave for artists, is getting ready to open its doors to the world for four weeks in its signature event, the Captiva Holiday Village. The event combines the islands best assets for a month-long extravaganza of partying just steps from the Gulf of Mexico. The Holiday Village begins its 2011 festivities Friday, Nov. 25, after Thanksgiving, with fireworks and tree lighting at Tween Waters Inn. There will be a second tree lighting on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Captivas South Seas Island Resort, and there will be a traditional holiday reading for families. That evening, Captiva Holiday Village has organized a live performance of sunset arias on the beach. The festivities include golf cart parades, art events, boat parades and the Mullet March. Paul McCarthy and Denice Beggs, residents and business owners, came up with the idea over dinner last year. A few talks later, Captiva Holiday Village was born. Organizers are still accepting applications for entries into the Lighted Boat Parade and Golf Cart Parade. This years title sponsor for the Golf Cart Parade is Royal Shell Companies. The event will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at South Seas Island Resort. The entry fee is $25 and part of the proceeds benefit the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. For more information, or to find lodging or entry forms, go to www.captivaholiday village.com. PHOTOS COURTESYThanksgiving WeekendFriday, Nov. 25 Fireworks and tree lighting at Tween Waters InnSaturday, Nov. 26 Childrens classic holiday reading and Christmas tree lighting at South Seas Island Resort Sunset arias on the beach at Tween Waters Inn Luminary Islands WeekendFriday, Dec. 2 Captiva Chautauqua 10 a.m. Around the Block A walk through Captivas history 2 p.m. 1000 years of Fishing in Pine Island Sound Captiva Mullet March Sanibel LuminarySaturday, Dec 3 Captiva Chautauqua 10 a.m. Hurricanes and Life after Charley 2 p.m. Tides, Currents, and the Florida ShelfDecorated golf cart paradeSanibel Community Chorus on Andy Rosse LaneCaptiva LuminaryCountry Christmas WeekendFriday, Dec. 9 Captiva Chautauqua 10 a.m. Island Memories Captiva women recollect stories of the past half century 2 p.m. Chadwick Mound and Captivas Calusas 4:306:15 p.m. Birds in the Moonlight Boat cruise to isolated mangrove bird rookerySunset Arias at Tween Waters InnCountry Christmas Concert with CMA Hall of Fame artist Charlie McCoy Saturday, Dec. 10 Captiva Chautauqua 10 p.m. Blue-Eyed Scallops Keeping and Eye on the Bay 2 p.m. Queenies Ice Cream SchemeHoliday Marketplace at South Seas Island Resort Lighted boat parade Country Christmas Concert with Charlie McCoy Sunday, Dec. 11 Caroling at Chapel by the SeaCaptiva Carnaval WeekendFriday, Dec. 16 Captiva Chautauqua 10 a.m. Captivas DarlingSneak peek at clip of new film Americas Darling and editorial cartoons 2 p.m. Salsa lessonsCuban dance and jazz concert with Fusion Four, direct from Miami Saturday, Dec 17 Captiva Chautauqua 10 a.m. Recycled Rhythm Make your own percussion instrument for the Junkanoo ParadeBahamas Junkanoo Revue Street ParadeCuban dance and jazz concertCaptiva Holiday Village vows to wow
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RUM TASTING FEATURING Register Today at shulasrumtasting.eventbrite.com or Call Jeff at 239-659-3176 Wednesday, November 30th 5:30pm to 7:30pm Shulas Lobby BarSample the worlds nest rums from Barbados paired with complimentary hors doeuvres by Chef Caesar. The signature drink for the evening will be a Mojito with Mount Gay Eclipse Silver. Enter To Win A Dinner for Two at Shulas! THANKSGIVING! Celebrate Thanksgiving aboard the Naples Princess. Relax this Thanksgiving. Treat you and your family to a cruise and traditional Thanksgiving dinner on the water! e es parn cookin, n me !Thursday, November 25, 2011 Early Dinner: 12-2pm Sunset Dinner: 4:45-6:45pm $58.95* per adult $27.95* per child Call (239) 649-2275 for reservations.www.NaplesPrincessCruises.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17-23, 2011 C17 THREE-NIGHT PACKAGE IN A COASTAL VIEW ROOM INCLUDING Thanksgiving dinner in Aura 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103 | 239.597.3232 *Does not include taxes and incidentals. Must book by November 21, 2011. For stays between November 21 November 27, 2011. Family rate includes two adults and up to three children. Subject to availability.Couples $249* per night or Family $329* per night Escape this November to Naples and enjoy Thanksgiving in style.Thanksgiving fit for a Pilgrim. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling (Crown Archetype, $25)REVIEWED BY ROSE M. CROKESpecial to Florida WeeklyEmmy-nominated writer, actress and producer Mindy Kaling, who plays self-absorbed customerservice rep Kelly Kapoor on the hit TV show The Office, can now add author to her already impressive resume. In her comedy memoir, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), Ms. Kaling chronicles her childhood growing up with her parents (both Indian immigrants) and older brother in Cambridge, Mass., and shares her funny observations on topics such as friendship, love, fame, writing and office work both real and staged. A self-proclaimed shopaholic she has her credit-card number memorized Ms. Kaling finds it relatively easy to channel the celebrityand fashionobsessed office gossip who entertains legions of Office fans each week with her spot-on delivery of droll one-liners. When she joined the show, Ms. Kaling was 24, new to Los Angeles and the only woman on a writing staff of eight. Now, at 32, she continues to write for the show and also has directed two episodes. Ms. Kaling typically works 16-hour days, yet doesnt complain. She has achieved the level of Hollywood fame she wants, which, to her, is being so famous that she can never get convicted of murder in a court of law. Celebrity does have its consequences. The title of her book comes from a time when Ms. Kaling was working so hard that she sensed that friends had stopped inviting her to dinners, birthday parties and other social engagements because she had declined them so many times. In an age where many starlets are famous for being infamous, Ms. Kalings collection of essays introduces readers to a good girl who made good. Her voice, which she admits she never tires of hearing, is refreshing and unapologetic. She takes great pride in being respectful, intelligent, opinionated and hardworking. Funny, inspiring content aside, the childhood photo of a bespectacled Ms. Kaling holding a scruffy-looking hand puppet on the back cover of the book is endearingly priceless. BEACH READINGIs Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
Stress less this holiday... leave your party to BucaNAPLES8860 TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH 239.596.6662 MEATBALL STRESSBALLHOLIDAY GATHERINGS | GIFT CARDS | PARTY PANS TO GOPerfect for BUCADIBEPPO.COMThis Holiday Season, think of Buca when planning office parties or family get-togethers. Whether you bring them to Buca, or bring Buca to them, we know how to feed a crowd. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17-23, 2011 THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 8 P.M. Your V oice: Mental Health WGCUs Gulf Coast Live! call-in radio program asks a live studio audience and program callers, If you or a loved one is living with mental illness, are you finding the help you need in Southwest Florida? According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, about 125,000 people in Lee County are living with a mental health disorder. Yet, the patient capacity of psychiatric services in the county can only accommodate less than 9 percent of those living with mental illness. FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 8:30 P.M.Sharing Hope: Living with Mental IllnessPeople living with mental illness and their family members share emotional journeys towards recovery. Their stories offer hope, hard-earned wisdom and community-based recovery options. 9 P.M.PBS Arts from Cleveland: Women Who RockFrom Bessie Smith to Janis Joplin to Lady Gaga, this performance documentary vibrates with energy as it traces the indelible mark that amazing women musicians have made on Americas soundtrack. SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 9:30 P.M. Keeping up Appear ances Hyacinth Bucket (who insists its pronounced Bouquet) is a character with few, if any, saving graces. Her pompous, self-serving attitude makes life miserable for all around her. SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 8 P.M. America in P rimetime T he Crusader Part 4 Delve into the grey area between right and wrong as television heroes confront internal demons while seeking their own forms of justice. 9 P.M. American Masters Woody Allen: A Documentary Part 1Gaining unprecedented access to the notoriously private film legend, Emmy Award-winner Robert Weide delves into Woody Allens life and creative process, from his childhood and early career through to his most recent film, Midnight in Paris, in this new, two-part documentary. MONDAY, NOV. 21, 9 P.M. American Masters W oody Allen: A Documentary Part 2 See Nov. 20 for program details. TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 8 P.M. Secr ets o f the Dead Deadliest Battle Grasp the full impact of the horrific Battle of Stalingrad, which changed the course of World War II and established the Soviet Union as a superpower. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 8 P.M. In P erf ormance at the White House: Country MusicPresident and Mrs. Obama host this PBS music special from the East Room. The evening celebrates a genre with roots that run deep throughout American history. Leading contemporary country artists pay tribute to many of countrys iconic figures. This week on WGCU-TV VIGNETTESBY KELLIUNIQUE FURNISHINGS, ACCESSORIES AND INTERIOR DESIGN.SHOWROOM LOCATION 239.403.4181 WWW.KELLIINTERIORDESIGN.COMA DIVISION OF NEW ARRIVALSLIC #IB26001333 ASID #77859 NCIDQ CERTIFIED
WEEK OF NOV 17-23, 2011 C19 Hit the road for operaThere are still some seats left on the bus for some dates when the Naples Opera Society travels to Miami for the Florida Grand Operas 2011-12 productions. Season tickets are $472 for mezzanine seats ($556 for rear orchestra seating) at each of four operas and include round-trip coach transportation, dinner in Coral Gables, a pre-opera lecture and the performance. The season consists of: Saturday, Nov. 26: Luisa Fernanda Saturday, Feb. 4: La Rondine Saturday, Feb. 11: Rigoletto Saturday, May 5: Romeo and Juliet The bus departs from Crossroads Shopping Center in Naples, Cypress Trace Shopping Center in Fort Myers or Cape Coral Shopping Center in Cape Coral. For more information, visit www. naplesoperasociety.org or e-mail Eugene Buffo at email@example.com. Southwest Floridas largest tequila selection. tequila inspired. real wood FIred. www.agavenaples.com 239-598-FIRE (3473) 2380 Vanderbilt Beach ROAD, Naples happy hour with great deals 3:30-7:30. Open Thanksgiving 5pm-Midnight, make your reservations! 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs | 239.390.3187 www.angelinasofbonitasprings.com Follow me on Twitter AngelinasBonita Real. Italian.Come in and experience my new menu featuring home made lobster & shrimp risotto, and many other new items straight from Nonnas kitchen. Call me, lets do dinner -AngelinaExperience award winning, romantic dining at Southwest Floridas most elegant restaurant. THE ALL NEW, AGAVE SOUTHWESTERN GRILL IN NORTH NAPLES... IS DIFFERENT! 1/2 Stars, Florida WeeklyS DREW STERWALD STARS, jean leboeuf Help us reach 500 fans on facebook and we will extend Happy Hour to 8 hours a day, 7 days a week!Book your holiday gatherings in my new Private Dining Room, up to 24 guests. @HotSpotNaples"I would go back to Agave Southwestern Grill in ve secondsany day of the weekany time, with anyone, if only for the guacamole, cocktails, fresh tortillas and service." Kelly Merritt, Naples Daily News review Subscribe online at www.FloridaWeekly.com or Call 239.325.1960 Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$3195PER YEAR*Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscription will cost $31.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call for out-of-county and out-of-state postage and pricing options.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17-23, 2011 C21 4 Convenient Locations to Serve You!www.cinaples.comPelican Bay 597-6700 Get-Away Club 597-2961 Village Walk 514-2047 Verona Walk 430-1254A Reduced Deposit of $100 Per Person & an On-board Savings Booklet valued up to $325 DEPOSIT BY NOVEMBER 24 & RECEIVE: Experience the BEST OF ALASKA with CI TRAVELS CRUISE SALEInside Passage CruiseSep 2-9, 2012 ~ Star PrincessRT from Seattle to Ketchikan, Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Skagway & VictoriaRates from $812.57* Includes a $50 Per Stateroom Shipboard CreditVoyage of the Glaciers Sep 1-8, 2012 ~ Diamond Princess Cruise from Vancouver to Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay National Park, College Fjord & Anchorage Rates from $972.57 Includes a $75 Per Stateroom Shipboard CreditDenali ExplorerSep 8-18, 2012 ~ Coral Princess Combine a 7 Night Cruise from Vancouver to Whittier with a 3 Night Land Package to Denali and Fairbanks Cruise from Vancouver to Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier National Park, College Fjord & Whittier Land Pkg includes: Rail/Coach service between the ship and Denali, 1 Nt Stay in the Princess Wilderness Lodge, 2 Night Stay in the Fairbanks Hotel, sightseeing & Riverboat Cruise. Rates from 1508.72* Includes a $75 Per Stateroom Shipboard Credit*Rates are per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to change & restrictions. Govt fees and taxes are additional. Rates are based on Cat M Inside ~ Ships Registry: Bermuda Q: We own a beautiful mirror that hung in my parents home for many years. The decoration is cut into the glass. On the back side is a label that says Decorative Art Mirrors, Your Home Should Come First, Torstenson Glass Co., Chicago. Can you tell us something about this? A: The Torstenson Glass Co. was established in 1889 and is still in business in Chicago. The company makes and distributes flat glass and mirrors. The design on your mirror suggests that it was made in the 1920s or s. Q: I have an 11-inch fluted white Vitrock mixing bowl that was given to me at least 35 years ago by my husbands grandmother. It has a square 3-inch bottom. Can you tell me something about its age and value? A: Vitrock is a Depression glass pattern that was made by Hocking Glass Co. from 1934 to 1937. It has a raised flowered rim and often is called Floral Rim or Flower Rim. Vitrock was made in plain white and sometimes in white with fired-on colors. It also was made in solid red, solid green or with decal decorations. Hocking Glass Co. was founded in Lancaster, Ohio, in 1905. Its name was changed to Anchor Hocking Glass Corp. in 1937. The company is still in business, now operating as Anchor Hocking Co. Your mixing bowl would sell for $15 to $25. Q: Years ago my dad gave me a bread knife with a wooden handle. The word bread is carved on the handle and the blade is marked George Butler & Co., Sheffield, England. Can you tell me if it has value? A: George Butlers silver company dates back to 1681, but the original company w ent out of business in 1952. Rights to its name and marks were bought by other companies, so your knife may have been made aft er 195 2. In the 1970s, many wooden boards with the word bread carved in the border were imported and sold at U.S. flea markets. You also could find knives with carved wooden handles like yours. A few were old, but most were later copies. The knives were selling for $75 to $100 then, and would sell for about the same now. Q: We inherited a pair of matching Victorian ewers and wonder where they were made. There are no marks on either one, and they cant actually hold any liquid because theres no opening in the top. The central porcelain section of each ewer is painted light green with pink roses. The gold-painted metal base and top are bolted onto the porcelain section. The top is an elaborately designed spout opposite a handle. A: Your ewers were designed simply to decorate a mantelpiece. They probably were made in Europe at the end of the 19th century or the beginning of the 20th. If theyre in good condition, they would sell as a pair for $100 to $300. Tip: If you cant hang your vintage quilt or coverlet, display it on a guestroom bed. The best way to make textiles last is not to fold them. Large textiles should be rolled for storage. Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. Write to Kovels (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17-23, 2011 www.VerginaRestaurant.com Dinner includes Salad, Turkey with all the trimmings and Pumpkin Pie.Traditional anksgiving Dinner $24.95Dinner service starts at Noon Reservations recommended NEW MENU: Authentic Italian, by Chef Andrew Palazzo NEW SLOGAN: We Make Food With Passion, For Lasting Impressions NEW ENTERTAINMENT: Live Smooth Jazz 6:30-8:30 Jewish Book Fair features seven events, 14 authors philJASON email@example.com As part of its participation in Jewish Book Month, the Jewish Federation of Lee & Charlotte Counties stages its annual Jewish Book Fair. Mindi Simon, chair of this years effort, says it offers something for everyone, with topics of the authors books ranging from humor to politics, history and fantasy. The initial event celebrates childrens books and takes place from 10-11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel next to the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers. Were trying something new with our childrens event separate presentations for three different age groups, Ms. Simon says. Anne Marie Asner (Shmutzy Girl and Noshy Boy) will do a presentation for children in grades 1-3, and author Dori Weinstein (Sliding into the New Year) will present her book to students in grades 4-7. Rabbi Alyssa Auster from Temple Judea will present a program for teens in grade 8 and up based on Milton Steinbergs As a Driven Leaf, a work of modern fiction that brings the Talmud to life. The event is free of charge. Also new for this years book fair is a Sunday Morning Caf at 10 a.m. Sunday Dec. 4, at the federations Fort Myers headquarters, 9701 Commerce Center Court in south Fort Myers. Michael Wex (The Frumkiss Family Business) and Michael Levy (Kosher Chinese) will present their books while attendees enjoy coffee and bagels. There is a $5 charge for this event. The 2011 Jewish Book Fair continues as follows: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Lakes Regional Library, 1520 Bass Road, South Fort Myers Jennifer Griffin of Fox News and her husband, Greg Myre of The New York Times, who co-wrote This Burning Land, will discuss their experiences reporting from Israel from 1999-2007. The evening will also feature Marilyn Berger, whose book This is a Soul tells about the life and work of Dr. Rick Hodes in Africa. This is a free event. C F M ( ki Bu M ( K n e e n t wh enj b a g $ 5 c ev en l s
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17-23, 2011 C25 www.nnumc.org (239) 593-7600 NOVEMBER 20, 2011 at 7pmFreewill offering Songs to Inspire North Naples United Methodist Church with Steffanie Pearce and Opera Naples Young Artists Photo by Pat Shapiro THE ENGLISH PUBNaples Oldest Authentic British Tavern EST. 1969HAS MOVED! 239-775-3727 5047 Tamiami Trail EastSame Fab Food & Wonderful Staff! Same Amazing Entertainment!HAPPY HOUR 11-7Now Taking Reservations for Thanksgiving Holiday parties & New Years Eve Rod Stewart Dinner Shows Dec. 17th & 18th Only $25! 2ND DRINK FREEExpires 12/14/11$5 FISH N CHIPSExpires 12/14/11 Presents...THE BEST OF BROADWAY AND MORE! Group discounts available. For Tickets or more information call the box of ce at 239-213-3049. December 2, 2011 7:30pmLocation: Norris Center at Cambier Park Ticket Price: $22 The most wonderful Broadway and Operetta scenes and selections ever written. Broadway scenes as The Bench Scene from Rodgers and Hammersteins Carousel, scenes and selections from The King and I, Oklahoma!, South Paci c and The Sound of Music and excerpts from Andrew Lloyd Webbers Phantom of the Opera as well as Sigmund Rombergs The New Moon, The Desert Song and more.Having a Gulf Ball for David LawrenceThe David Lawrence Center Young Executives host the 2011 Gulf Ball on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club. The evening begins at 7 p.m. and will include hors doeuvres and drinks. Cocktail attire is suggested. Tickets for $50 per person are available at www. DavidLawrenceCenter.org. Sponsorship opportunities are available by calling Monica Biondo at 304-3505. All proceeds will benefit the David Lawrence Center and Foundation. Established in 1976, the foundation raises funds to support the programs and services of the David Lawrence Center, a community mental health center that provides affordable mental health and substance abuse services in Southwest Florida. The center has eight locations in Collier County and touches the lives of over 20,000 clients a year.Gala concert says Thank You MyraTickets are on sale now for the starstudded Thank You Myra Grand Gala concert at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14. The concert will feature Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart leading the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, along with Broadway stars Brian Stokes Mitchell and Kelli OHara, celebrated Metropolitan Opera soprano Harolyn Blackwell and other special guests. The evening is part of Thank You Myra Days Weekend. Also included: a Community Day open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, when the Phil will open its doors to the public for a funfilled celebration of music and the arts. In conjunction with Thank You Myra Days, the Phil has launched the Myra Janco Daniels Legacy Fund, which is designed to sustain for the future the standards of excellence in the performing and visual arts established and nurtured by Mrs. Daniels over the past 30 years. For more information about the fund, call 254-2704. Tickets for the Thank You Myra Grand Gala are $250 with proceeds going to the Myra Janco Daniels Legacy Fund.Pour for the Poor at Bay Colony Golf ClubDiana and Jerry Thirion host A Pour For The Poor, a wine tasting featuring select vintages of Shafer Hillside Select wines, on Tuesday evening, Jan. 10, at Bay Colony Golf Club. Guests will taste pours from 1990 through 1997 of this rare and highly rated wine accompanied by enjoy hors doeuvres selected by three top local chefs and prepared by Master Chef Wilhelm Gahabka at a pre-tasting champagne reception. Proceeds will benefit Casa Jacinta y Francisco, an orphanage and school in Nicaragua that the Thirions manage. Attendance is limited due to wine availability. For more information or to receive an invitation, call Mr. Thirion at 777-1922. Send Save the Date information about galas and other fundraising parties to email@example.com. SAVE THE DATE
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17-23, 2011 True Neapolitan Pizza and Authentic Italian Food www.rosedalepizza.com 239-325-96531427 Pine Ridge Road, #105, Naples Experience the Difference Good Taste Makes. Mon-Thurs 11:30am-9:00pm Fri-Sat 11:30am-10:00pm Sunday 12:00pm-9:00pm $5 OFF with Purchase of $25 or More.NOT TO BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFER. Fraxel Laser Resurfacing Reduces Fine Lines, Evens Skin To ne, Reduces Dark Spots Exilis Body &Face Treatments Shrinks Targeted Fat and Tightens S agging Skin Botox and Juvederm Relaxes Wrinkles, Adds Volume to smooth away linesCertied by the American Board of Plastic Surgery Manuel M. Pea M.D. (239) 348-7362 or visit www.dr-pena.com Look younger, Feel better, Without surgery.Dr. Pea Performs state-of-the art Aesthetics on the Face and Body Here are some capsule summaries of previous reviews:Agave Southwestern Grill, 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples; 5983473 A blend of Northern Mexican and American Southwestern cuisines, Executive Chef Thomas Riemans menu puts a sophisticated spin on humble, homespun food the likes of which hasnt previously been seen in Southwest Florida. Brought to us by the folks behind Angelinas Ristorante in Bonita Springs, Agave is a great concept executed with panache. The restaurant pays tribute to the agave plant with 200 varieties of tequila, which can be ordered in flights so you can compare; for those less inclined to take it straight, there are delicious fruit-and-herb-infused margaritas. Tortillas are pressed in house, and sumptuous guacamole is turned out tableside with your choice of ingredients such as roasted garlic, queso fresco and bacon. From a quickly marinated seafood ceviche to a slowly simmered poblano mole, dishes highlight flavorful ingredients and skillful cooking while never sacrificing authenticity. We only scratched the surface of the far-reaching menu and eagerly await a chance to return. Reservations are strongly recommended. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed October 2011Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill, 8990 Fontana Del Sol Way; 431-7611 With 70-plus flat-screen televisions, you wont miss out on your favorite teams game at this trendy sports bar, the brainchild of former Miami Dolphin Kim Bokamper. What makes this a great choice for sports lovers is an inventive menu that includes shrimp, calamari, tuna wontons and fish tacos in addition to the usual burgers, wings, sliders and chili. Bos banging shrimp, in a sweet and spicy sauce topped with sesame seeds, were tasty and cooked just right. Bos signature chicken wings were excellent, grilled then topped with a medium hot barbecue and garlic sauce accompanied by a bounty of celery and blue cheese dressing. The fish tacos, made with mahi, were terrific. Apple pie a la mode was a perfect finish to a winning meal. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed November 2010 Grouper & Chips, 338 Ninth St. N., Naples; 643-4577 In an older strip plaza across U.S. 41 from NCH Hospital, Grouper & Chips is a self-described small unpretentious hole-in-the-wall restaurant. It is indeed so small, that you might find yourself rubbing elbows with other parties or waiting an hour for table (reservations are not accepted). Takeout and delivery are options, but then youd miss out on the warm hospitality of the staff. Besides, once you order, food is quickly delivered. The menu is heavy on fried foods, but the conch fritters and grouper did not suffer from greasy excess; the fried shrimp, however, were overwhelmed by batter. You wouldnt expect to find it in a place like this, but the bouillabaisse is loaded with lobster, sea scallops, mussels, shrimp and chunks of grouper and is worth trying. Dessert shooters petite servings of Key lime pie and chocolate mousse are the perfect way to end a meal here. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed October 2011 IM Tapas, 965 Fourth Ave. N., Naples; 403-8272 Small plates they may be, but the dishes that emerge from the kitchen here are packed with flavor and style. Each looks like a work of art and possesses big, fresh flavors that reveal the passionate dedication of its inspired creators, chefs Isabel Polo Pozo and Mary Shipman, both of whom are experts in this inspired Spanish cuisine. A polished staff and stylish dining room add to the warmth and conviviality of a meal at this little off-the-beaten-path gem. If theres a less-than-wondrous dish on the menu, I havent found it yet, despite several visits. Among my favorites are chorizo in cider, beets napoleon, garlic-laced white anchovies, diver scallops on octopus slivers, spinach wilted a la Catalana, wild bonito with pomegranate seeds and pomegranate foam, and a plate of stellar artisanal cheeses. Its situated a few miles north of the citys tonier dining areas, but it surpasses many of the more high profile establishments in both cuisine and style. Beer and wine. Food: 1/2 Service: 1/2 Atmosphere: 1/2 Reviewed November 2010Latitude Fusion Cuisine & Piano Bar, Naples Walk, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 596-5600 Stylish and comfortable, Latitude resembles a well-appointed supper club filled with dark woods, oversized booth and sleek Art Deco touches. The open kitchen adds a touch of theater as well. The menu is a mix of comfort food and fusion fare, the stuff for which Chef Ross Peterson is known. From a selection of flatbreads, I liked the yeasty crust topped with lots of Portobello, goat cheese and caramelized onions. An Old World charcuterie platter had an interesting array of wursts, although Id have preferred more firm varieties and fewer soft ones. The Better Than Nanas Kobe beef Bolognese was terrific, with a soulful sauce, lots of tomatoes, onions, carrots and herbs simmered for a long time with the ground beef and accompanied by garlic bread. Lovely, but not overly loud, live music and a well-chosen wine list enhanced the meal. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed June 2011 PAST REPASTS Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor
Naples newest restaurant is enjoying its season in the sun. An eager couple at the bar greedily eyed our table as we finished dinner, barely waiting for us stand up before pouncing upon the booth. The dining rooms were booked to capacity, and Id foolishly waited until the afternoon to call about reserving a table that night. I should have known better. Savvy Southwest Florida diners tend to flock to the new and buzzed about, and Seasons 52 is one of the hot spots of the moment. Why? Could be the regularly changing menu, which features seasonal ingredients at their peak of flavor in dishes that forswear indulgence without sacrificing flavor. Nothing contains more than 475 calories, and even desserts are served in shot glasses for portion control. Could be the globe-spanning wine list, which includes more than 100 selections 52 or more by the glass ($6.75-$18.50) and 26 varietals. Even if you order by the glass, the server brings the bottle to the table so you can taste a splash before committing a most unusual and generous gesture. Could be the casual but plush atmosphere. The organic lines, earthy colors, polished woods and stacked stones evoke American arts and crafts design while still managing to feel contemporary. The restaurant seats about 300, yet the core dining space is bordered by smaller rooms and a screened terrace so it doesnt feel like a warehouse. All of the above add up to a memorable dining experience. We arrived early enough in the evening to be seated immediately in the lounge, where its first-come, first-served. Its really not a bad option if you dont have reservations. The tall backs of our booth blocked out some of the noise around us, and our server had quick and constant access to our table near the bar. She suggested starting with a house signature cocktail, the Organic Sunshine Martini ($10.80), which is vodka infused at the bar with oranges. It didnt have much of a kick, though; it simply tasted like a super-fresh, pulpy screwdriver. From the extensive list of red wines, we later enjoyed a Woop Woop Shiraz from Australia and Christopher Red Zinfandel from Napa Valley. We intended to work our way leisurely through the menu, but early on got a sense that things were going to proceed at a brisker pace. Appetizers arrived quickly, and dishes were cleared within moments of being emptied; our server even suggested taking the last slice of flatbread so that she could whisk away the wooden peel on which it was served. Overall, we got the feeling of being rushed so that they could turn the table. We started with the garlic chicken flatbread ($8.85), one of five variations of this trendy snack. Every square inch of the long, narrow bread was covered with diced toppings, which also included onions caramelized with balsamic vinegar, roasted red peppers and mozzarella. They appeared to be arranged with care, not randomly sprinkled. Savory and sweet flavors were perfectly balanced, and we loved the cracker-thin crust. This would be a good choice for those seeking just a drink and a nosh. From the appetizer menu, we chose goat cheese ravioli ($8.45). The pasta was so thin that we could practically see through it and so tender that it melted in the mouth. The tang of the cheese contrasted distinctly with the sweetness of a pool of light tomato broth infused with roasted garlic and fresh basil. The three ravioli were quickly dispatched, and the remaining broth soaked up with bread. The main course arrived quickly on the heels of the starters, and we realized wed forgotten to ask for an extra side of Brussels sprouts ($3.95), which were listed on the weekly specials. The server promptly put in the order and returned with them while we were still working on the entrees. They were tender and delicious. From the seafood section, the artichokestuffed shrimp ($21.05) were superb. Five succulent jumbo shrimp were butte rflied and topped with artichoke-laced breading with a hint of sage and then were roasted. They came with Israeli couscous with tomato-clam sauce studded with slivers of garlic. Even better were the lamb T-bone chops ($25.95). Also known as loin chops, these are the most tender and most lean of the various lamb chops, and Seasons 52 does right by them. They are grilled quickly on the restaura nts super-hot wood-fired grill you can feel the heat waves if you stand near the open kitchen, which also has a brick oven. The meat was remarkably tender and complemented by a simple red-wine sauce. Tender-crisp asparagus and truffle mashed potatoes were nicely done, too. How to follow that? With sampling of Seasons 52s Mini Indulgences ($2.50 each). We like this diminutive dessert trend because often we want a little taste of something sweet at the end of the meal, not a caloriesoaked plateful of richness. The server brought the whole rack of eight shot-glass desserts, and we chose red velvet cake, pumpkin pie with gingersnap crust and pecan pie with vanilla mousse. The red velvet was so moist that I was tempted to lick the glass clean, but all are worth trying. Time will tell, but it appears that good food may always be in season at Seasons 52. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17-23, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 CUISINE food & wine CALENDAR drewSTERWALD firstname.lastname@example.org Seasons 52>> Hours: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday >> Reservations: Strongly recommended >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $5-$12.05; entrees, $12.05-$26.05 >> Beverages: Wine Spectator award-winning wine list chosen by master sommelier; full bar >> Specialties of the house: Seasonally in uenced grilled meats and seafood >> Volume: Moderate to high >> Parking: Free lot with valet >> Website: seasons52.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 8930 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 594-8852 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor If you go Seasons 52 offers lush food in a plush settingCOURTESY PHOTOS Top: Seasons 52 opened in October just south of The Mercato in North Naples. Right:The dining room has an American arts and crafts ambiance, with lots of wood, stone and organic shapes. DREW STERWALD/FLORIDA WEEKLYSeasons 52s Mini Indulgences are shot-glass-sized portions of classic cakes and pies. Garlic chicken flatbread is carpeted with balsamic onions, roasted red peppers and mozzarella. Lamb T-bone chops are grilled and come with asparagus and truffle mashed potatoes. Delicate pillows of pasta stuffed with creamy goat cheese are served in pool of tomato broth. Artichoke-stuffed shrimp are roasted in a brick oven and served with Israeli couscous. Thursday, Nov. 17, all ev ening, Bamboo Caf: The French restaurant celebrates the release of the 2011 Beaujolais Nouveau; 755 12th Ave. South; 643-6177. Reservations recommended. Thursday, Nov. 17, 5 and 7 p.m., Decant ed W ines: The Ultimate Wine Throwdown features European wines on which consumers can vote to narrow down the contenders for the annual final throwdown, which will take place in December; $25, 1410 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; 434-1814. Friday, Nov. 18, 6-8 p.m.,Whole F oods: Sample from among 35 beers during the monthly tasting and talk with beverage specialist Joe Pais with proceeds benefitting St. Matthews House; $5, Mercado; 552-5100. Friday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m., T he RitzC arlton Golf Resort: The Zonta Club of Bonita Springs holds its third annual Glass Slipper Ball, featuring food by a dozen of the regions top chefs, plus wine, live music, dancing and more, all to benefit the non-profits efforts to combat domestic violence, sexual abuse and human trafficking; $100, 2600 Tiburon Drive, Naples; for tickets, visit www.zontabonitasprings.org. Friday-Sunday, Nov. 18-20, Seminole C asino: T he Pigs in Paradise National Championship BBQ Festival features five nationally renowned barbecue aficionados cooking their best ribs, pulled pork and brisket as they vie for yet another championship win along with celebrity judges, daily pig races, artisans and their crafts and performances by Burns and Poe, One Night Rodeo and JJ McCoy 506 South First St., Immokalee; (800) 218-0007 or www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 6-8 p.m., Th e Good Life: Shelly Connors demonstrates how to create think-ahead, make-ahead appetizers; $50, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663. Reservations required. Saturday, Dec. 3, 8:30-10:30 a.m., BRIO T uscan Grille: Bring the kids f or a breakfast buffet with Santa and take a chance on winning a 32G Apple iPod Touch or other prizes for bringing an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots; $10.95 per adult, $5.95 per child; Waterside Shops, 5505 Tamiami Trail No; 593-5319.Farmers markets Wednesday, 1:30-5:30 p.m., St. Monicas Episcopal Church, 7070 Immokalee Road; 591-4550. Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., the Mar co Island Farmers Market, Veterans Community Park, Marco Island. Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the Go v ernment Complex farmers market, 3335 U.S. 41 E. Send listings to email@example.com.
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NAPLES FLLORIDAA WEEEEKLL Y www.FFloridaWeekly.com WEEkK o OF NoOVEMBErR 17-23, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.Hats in the Garden at the Naples Botanical Garden 1. Linda White and Judy Sproul, board chairman 2. Claudia Kahn and Cynthia Sherman 3. Executive Director Brian Holley with Florida First Lady Ann Scott 4. Jim LaGrippe, vice chairman of the board, greets guests 5. Leslie Fogg, Jane Berger and Anne LaGrippe, founding Hats in the Garden chairs (not pictured, Barbara Finn) 6. Ruth Kern 7. Milliner Satya Twena and Katherine Pallas 8. Co-chairs Wynnell Schrenk and Kathy Woods Opening reception for Salute to Service at the Marco Island Center for the Arts 1. Dottie Henderson, Mary Ann Cassidy, Cindy Crane, Susie Walsh and Cathy Mendygraw 2. Tuskegee pilot Lt. Col. Leo Gray, USAF, Ret.; Cindy Crane, Susie Walsh, Clint Martin and Lynn Holley flanking Mr. Martins Longest Mission 3. Ken Stroud, Herb Savage and David Walsh COURTESESY PPHOTOSS 1 3 2 VANESSAVANESSA ROGEERSS / COURTESESY PPHOTOSS 1 2 3 4 8 5 7 6